During the 32nd Grand Finale we raised:
281879118,07 PLN
Foundation
Medicine
Grand Finale

PLN 14 million for children's ophthalmology 

2023-12-05 18:40:00

On 5 December, we organized the 68th Open Tender dedicated to the aim of the 30th Grand Finale of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity, i.e. paediatric ophthalmology. Many hours of negotiations resulted in a tangible outcome - 20 pieces of equipment for a total of PLN 14,138,131.80!

 

The last Open Tender during which we pledged over PLN 65 million for eyesight treatment in young patients was held in November 2022. 

 

The 68th Open Tender, photo: Łukasz Widziszowski

Our today's purchases include:

  • endoscopic tear duct surgery sets - 2 units from MEDTRONIC
  • confocal microscope for detailed assessment of corneal structure - 4 units from CONSULTRONIX
  • ANTERION device for non-invasive anterior segment imaging - 5 units from the CONSULTRONIX
  • 2 devices for cross-linking procedures - from LUMIBIRD
  • MYAH device for monitoring myopia - 2 units from TOPCON
  • RTX1 for the assessment of detailed photoreceptor structures, retinal pigment epithelium and retinal vasculature - 2 units from IN VIEW
  • a device for retinopathy of prematurity simulation training - 4 units from ABJ VISION

 

We have purchased 20 devices for a total of PLN 14,138,131.80. The equipment will be donated to 8 facilities in 6 cities in Poland - Kraków, Warszawa, Gdańsk, Poznań, Katowice, and Białystok. 

 

Experts who supported the Board of the Foundation:

  • dr hab. n.med. prof. Wojciech Hautz (Warszawa)

  • dr n.med. Anna Rogowska (Warszawa)

  • dr n.med. Marta Pawlak (Poznań)

  • med. Magdalena Tomaszewska (Warszawa)

  • mgr inż. Marcin Gostyński (Szczecin)

Presenting the offers during the 68th Open Tender, photo: Łukasz Widziszowski

 

The purchase was made possible thanks to the funds raised during the 30th Grand Finale - the final result of the fundraiser was PLN 224,376,706.35.

 

It was the fourth Open Tender this year and the last one before the 32nd Grand Finale in January 2024! 

 

How is the Open Tender organised?

 

For each piece of equipment to be purchased, the Committee of Experts and the Board of the GOCC Foundation analyse each offer three times. The first input is the initial presentation of the offer. The second input is to provide details about the subject of the order. In the third input, discussions are held with each bidder on the proposed unit price of the equipment.

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