Purchase of Equipment for the Intensive Care Unit
LATSIO BURN CENTER
The “Thriassio” General Hospital of Elefsina is the backbone of medical treatment in Western Attica as well as the wider area of the Peloponnese and the Aegean islands. In 2005 the hospital’s resources were augmented by the addition of the Latsio Burn Centre, an endowment from the Latsis family. It is a well-equipped centre providing advanced treatment for serious burn and trauma incidents.
Following the founding grant for the construction of the Centre, the Foundation responded to a new request for supply of medical equipment, for use in the Centre’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The need occurred after the necessary staffing of the two previously unutilised ICU beds, for which two new ventilators and one monitor were provided, equipment necessary for their operation. They were delivered in October 2016 and were immediately put to operation, creating a total capacity of eight beds at the Centre’s Intensive Care Unit.
60-80 severely injured patients will be treated annually by the two new beds of the Intensive Care Unit that have come into operation (10% burn victims - 90% patients with multiple injuries)