Nineteen hospitals with ICU facilities which are tasked with treating COVID-19 patients will receive specialised beds. The hospitals for infectious diseases, which are on the frontline of the fight with the virus, were chosen in cooperation with the Polish Ministry of Health.
New Roundabout in Gorzów Wielkopolski
Jurek Owsiak and the team representing the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity visited with the city council of Gorzów Wielkopolski to take part in the official unveiling of the new name of a brand-new roundabout. We are delighted that the members of the local government decided to honour our charitable work with such a tangible gesture. The members of the council wanted to express their appreciation for the commitment of all volunteers involved in our fundraiser and to express the gratitude for all equipment our charity has donated to the local hospital.
Overall, the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity has donated equipment for over PLN 14 000 000 (over EUR 3 000000). Medical devices gifted by our charity include MRI scanner with anaesthesia features as well as a cardiac monitor worth over PLN 8 500 000. The hospital has also received modern X-ray machine for PLN 1 300 000, hospital furniture including beds and bedside cabinets, anti-bedsore matrasses, and hearing testing tools.
The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity is making additional purchases for Polish hospitals. Amid COVID-19 pandemic, we are donating personal protective equipment - masks and face shields for medical staff nationwide.
The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation was able to secure the purchase of 37 ventilators for hospitals treating COVID-19 patients in Poland. The equipment was purchased for almost PLN 2 500 000 (EUR 540 000).