Grand Finale fundraiser is just a couple of weeks away, so, it's a very good time to check in with the Collection Centres to see what they have planned for Sunday, January 12th!
New abulance for a Krakow hospital
The ambulance, fully equipped with devices which allow transporting even the severely injured patients, will now serve the University Children's Hospital in Kraków. This donation comes after the team at the Foundation have heard that one of the major paediatric clinics in Kraków did not have a modern emergency vehicle at their disposal. The ambulance is specially equipped with the following equipment: life support machine, AED, state-of-the-art transport equipment and stretchers, a set of Kramer splits, cervical collars and other essential devices. The ambulance is also equipped with a set of winter tires and fully insured. The emergency vehicle is worth almost 600 thousand PLN and has been purchased with the funds raised during the 24th Grand Finale charitable collection, which was held in 2015.
The University Children's Hospital in Kraków has received 453 devices donated by the Great Orchestra of Christmas Foundation. The overall worth of equipment donated by the charity to the paediatric hospital amounts to 14 000 000 PLN. Medical devices, bearing the charity's heart logo are at work at different wards of this hospital: the charity has equipped children's surgery ward, oncology and haematology wards, cardiac surgery ward, Nephrology ward, and the ER. The equipment donated by the GOCC includes life support machines, endoscopes, ultrasonography machines, insulin pumps, RTG, an orthopaedic surgery table and ECMO device.
It's Saturday evening, and we still have hours to go before the Grand Finale fundraiser... and we already raised PLN 11 850 688! It's PLN 1 700 000 more than last year. We are beginning like we mean to go on.
Over two days, our CPR instructors will train 76 teachers from 41 schools. Thirteen new schools will join our educational initiative.