At 29th Grand Finale we raised
210 813 830 PLN
Respiratory Support

Programme for Non-invasive Respiratory Support

Protecting babies' lungs 

 
This initiative aims to introduce the safest most modern method of respiratory support to be used to help newborns in neonatal wards across the country. This non-invasive method accounts for less trauma to the young and frail breathing system. What is more, it is safe to use on even the smallest newborns. We aim to provide medical staff with equipment which can be used to replace traditional, invasive forms of treatment. Research shows that prematurely born babies struggle to breathe, so safe, non-invasive methods of support, which are safe to use on vulnerable babies are key in providing care and treatment. 
 
In 2016 we introduced HFNC treatment. Vapotherm devices allow medical professionals to provide a careful, precise, and effective care for some of the less serious cases of breathing problems. What is more important, the devices are lightweight and are not an obstacle when it comes to contact between the baby and mother. 
 
 



We launched this medical initiative in 2003. We decided to provide neonatal clinics at public hospitals in Poland with equipment which can be used to provide non-invasive breathing support to newborns. Each hospital can apply to receive medical devices to be used in non-invasive breathing support. What is more, hospital administrators are obliged to provide us with medical data concerning the cases they treat. 
 

Key numbers: 

 
325 neonatal wards across the country received devices from the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation. We bought and donated the following equipment: 
  • 554 Inflanto Flow machines, including 166 incubators equipped in Infant Flow devices 
  • 119 high-flow nasal cannula machines 
  • 36 medical ventilators with AveaClio oxygen flow regulation 
  • 51 HFO oscillating ventilators 
  • 29 non-invasive breathing support machines 
  • 9 neonatal ventilators 
 


 
News
2021-04-08 09:50:37

Almost 30 Years Supporting Polish Healthcare

Our charity has been raising money to buy medical equipment for children's medicine for almost 30 years. We have raised over PLN 1.5 billion and donated over 65 200 medical devices. We also initiated and help run 8 medical initiatives and one educational programme.