October first marks International Healthcare Workers Day. We wanted to take this opportunity to reiterate how grateful we are for all the work and commitment it takes to pursue a career that focuses on saving lives and helping people get better.
New medical devices in Hajnówka
The situation on the Polish-Belarussian border was dubbed a major humanitarian crisis, with refugees stranded on the so-called "no man's land" in the forests surrounding the town of Hajnówka. Many of these people suffered from serious injuries caused by fatigue, violence, or exposure. The local hospital took in many patients requiring urgent medical help and struggled to accommodate the rise in demand for some of the most basic equipment such as beds, pulse oximeters, thermometers. In addition, the hospital staff addressed the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity to ask for medical devices.
Our charity, which is already majorly involved in the humanitarian help in the border region and finances and runs a Humanitarian Aid Point in Michałowo, decided to provide the Hajnówka hospital with the requested devices and equipment. First medical devices and pieces of hospital furniture were delivered to Hanówka within a week from the request received by the medical department at the charity.
The first batch of equipment delivered to Hajnówka:
- 25 anti-bedsore mattresses
- 25 electrically regulated hospital beds and bedside cabinets
- Eight pulse oximeters
- Ten contactless thermometers
The second batch of deliveries is planned for 2022 and consists of:
- Eight blood vessels locators
- 4 AEDs
- Ten nebulizers
- KTG machine
- foetal heart rate detector
- Five wheelchairs
- Four syringe pumps
- lift for bedridden patients
- bath chair
- operating table for pediatry
As the new school year begins, we are unfortunately faced with an impending reform of the public education system which will infringe on the freedom of teachers and headmasters and the educational activity of the NGOs at schools.
It's September, and the winter Grand Finale charitable collection is 142 days away! Even though the registration process is not open yet, some Collection Centres are getting ready to play in the anniversary 30th Grand Finale fundraiser.