In Vynogradiv, they are building a hospice for the EU money
"Palliative Care: Pros and Cons" - a roundtable on this topic was held on Tuesday in Vynogradiv. Its organizers were trying to bring to the debate both supporters and opponents of the idea of building a hospice in the city. However, the latter decided not to participate in the discussions. The event was attended by Vynogradiv District Council chairman Oleg Lyubimov, the head of the District State Administration Mykhailo Kochish, deputy manager of the regional council executive staff Ivan Biben, the director of the ME "Agency for Regional Development of Vynogradiv district" Volodymyr Shevchuk, the Bishop of Mukachevo Greek Catholic diocese Milan Shashik, the Dean of the Zatyssya County Father Mikhail Tehza and many others.
Oleg Lyubimov said that the idea of creating the palliative service dates back to the year 2006. Then, deputies of the council had the opportunity to visit a hospice in Ivano-Frankivsk. "Then, at the session of the District Council, members unanimously adopted a program for creating of hospice care in Vynogradiv district. The first step was the creating of the hospice room in the district hospital. The second step was the introduction of visiting palliative service, which was unique in the country at the time. The third step, which we are implementing now, is the construction of a 25 bed hospice," - the head of the council said.
On July 1, in Vynogradiv, they commenced the works on the reconstruction of a former military headquarters for construction of a hospice. The reconstruction is being conducted within the project Institutional cooperation between Vynogradiv district and Sanotska county on the development of palliative care funded by the Cross Border Cooperation Programme Poland - Belarus - Ukraine 2007-2013. The cost of the project, which is funded by the European Union, is about 7.5 million hryvnias. The hospice will be designed for 25 beds and will be the center for the provision of palliative care for residents of Vynogradiv, Beregovo, Irshava and Khust districts. It is planned that the hospice will be put into operation at the end of the next year.
In turn, the clergy present at the roundtable showed their readiness to continue this work. "I am pleased with the fact that a hospice will be opened in Transcarpathia. The problems of disadvantaged and seriously ill patients are problems of the society and we have to solve them together," - the Bishop Milan Shashik said.
As a result of the meeting, they adopted the appeal to the heads of local governments and the executive bodies of the region with the proposal to contribute to the co-financing of the project, to provide assistance with registration of the legal entity, staffing and maintenance of the hospice.
Source - press service of the Regional Council
26 May 2016 21:06
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