Specialized Medical Equipment Grant
Nikaia and Pireus General Hospital “St. Panteleimon”
The John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation in cooperation with the TIMA Charitable Foundation co-funded the procurement of surgical equipment for the ‘St. Panteleimon’ Nikaia Piraeus General Hospital’s Urology Clinic, which primarily treats low-income or uninsured patients. The new equipment helped improve surgical procedures by utilizing the more effective and less costly TURis method, leading to better prognoses and shorter hospitalization, in a hospital that covers most cases within the Attica region as well as patients from islands and regional hospitals. With the new equipment, each patient hospitalization was shortened by one day, resulting in cost savings for the hospital. Moreover, blood loss during the procedure was reduced, which led to more blood units being available for patients in greater need of transfusions.
- 467 procedures were performed during 2015 by the Urology Clinic.
- 80% of the department’s patients were over 55 years of age.
- Of the 73 urology clinics in Greek public hospitals only 12 use the TURis method.