The digital PET-CT scanner is a device which allows highly accurate and detailed imaging of tumour foci in children bodies. This equipment purchased by the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation for nearly PLN 16 mln is the most expensive machine in the history of the GOCC.
Devices for orthopaedic surgery
We launched this new medical programme in May 2017. Thanks to the funds raised through our charitable tax donation drive, we have been able to buy specialistic equipment to stabilise and fix bone defects in children. We have purchased equipment for PLN 4,7 million. We donated 51 devices.
Talented and dedicated doctors use specialised external fixators to treat children who require operations and procedures to extend or stabilise their limb bones. Until now, children more often than had to undergo operations (sometimes a series of surgeries) and a lengthy rehabilitation process abroad. Once the child has been fitted with external fixators, the doctors need to adjust the device to maintain the proper growth of the limb.
The funds have been raised through our charitable tax donation initiative in 2016. As a result, we have purchased state-of-the-art fixators, which allow doctors to stabilise, strengthen, and extend the bones after surgery and other vital equipment for orthopaedic clinics in Otwock and Poznań. Having analysed the needs of hospitals, the Foundation's board has decided to launch a comprehensive programme of equipment purchases to support Polish medicine and make sure that children can be treated in Poland.
The Foundation does not treat little patients - the programme is, just like other initiatives financed by our charity, focused on purchasing the equipment necessary to help doctors do their jobs. We cannot influence the decisions of medical professionals and alter the treatment course they establish.