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Through a joint initiative of the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation and the Greek Shipowners’ Social Welfare Company SYN-ENOSIS, the implementation of the 2nd cycle of the “Collaborating for Health” programme commenced in 2019. The aim of the programme is to meet the urgent needs of the Public Health sector and contribute to the upgrade of its infrastructure, as well as to enhance the services of the public healthcare providers in Greece.
As part of the programme, requests by healthcare providers across the country are evaluated along with SYN-ENOSIS. The requests are related to a) procuring medical equipment and b) upgrading the infrastructure of public or other non-profit healthcare providers.
The 2nd cycle of the programme focused on supporting Hospital units/departments that provide vital health services to patients in need of intensive care and the equipment of which required to be upgraded due to its obsolescence. Other main assessment and selection criteria were the extent to which the specific donation was an imperative necessity for the operation of the final recipient (Clinic/Department/Unit/Health Centre) of the donation, the proportion of each donation and the reduction of inequality in the provision of healthcare (such as: decrease of patient’s movement or inconvenience, provision of healthcare to vulnerable social groups), as well as the contribution to the enhancement of the healthcare provider’s self-efficiency.
Therefore, the following donations were completed within 2019:
At the same time, as part of the 2nd cycle of the programme, the implementation of the following donations to Health Centres of the 2nd Regional Health Directorate of Piraeus and Aegean Islands have been set in motion:
“Through the ‘Collaborating for Health’ programme we upgraded key and necessary equipment of our Unit that was 25years old. This new equipment, on the one hand, gives the opportunity to reduce the patients’ duration of hospitalization, resulting to more empty beds and, on the other hand, facilitates the work of our nursing staff.”
Director of ICU, Anticancer Hospital of Thessaloniki “Theageneio”
“The new blood bank refrigerated centrifuge is necessary for the proper operation of the Blood Donation Unit of the Hospital and the correct separation of blood components and allows us to provide high-quality services to the citizens of our Prefecture.”
Director, General Hospital of Aghios Nikolaos