All the best to those who play with our Orchestra. And all the best to those who do not, because our Orchestra plays for all – without exceptions!
World Health Day 2023!
Today, 7 April, we celebrate the World Health Day! A matter of top priority to our GOCC Foundation. For over 30 years, we have been acting to support the public healthcare system – we purchase medical equipment for hospitals and run nationwide medical programmes. And we strongly encourage you to look after your health every day!
World Health Day was initiated by the First World Health Assembly of the World Health Organization in 1948. The aim was to draw public's attention to the health problems which we are facing in our society.
From day 1, the goal of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation has always been the to improve the healthcare system in the country. We organize annual fundraisers, hold Open Tenders during which we buy medical equipment for Polish hospitals, run medical programmes in Poland, and engage in other healthcare-related activities. We make every effort to encourage you to stay healthy in a healthy world!
In 31 Grand Finales, we have raised nearly PLN 2 bln and purchased over 70,400 devices.
Branches of medicine which we support:
- paediatric cardiac surgery
- paediatric orthopaedics and traumatology (trauma surgery)
- paediatric nephrology
- paediatric psychiatry
- neurology and neurosurgery
The list of some of the equipment we have purchased so far:
- MRIs – 16
- CT scanners – 23
- Incubators – 1,527
- Ultrasound machines – 1,029
- X-ray machines – 202
- Pulse oximeters – 2,362
- Resuscitation stations – 710
- Ambulances – 40
- Hospital beds – 16,694
- Cars for hospices – 71
- Beds for parents – 5,443
- Cardiac monitors – 2,659
- Pressure sores mattresses - 1,914
- Pumps - 5,652
- Infant Flow machines - 607
The works on building the Grand Finale TV studio and a concert stage are underway. You can feel the joy in the air!
It is more than one month left to the day of the 31st Grand Finale fundraiser, with its main objective being the fight with sepsis, and we have already reached the declared amount of exactly PLN 1,278,375.67!