Dăruiește Viață, together with ENGIE Romania, the main partner of the project, and Elias University Emergency Hospital have announced the complete renovation and expansion of the 1st floor of the adult oncology department within the hospital.
The project is part of a strategic partnership between the Association and Elias Hospital for the adult oncology department, after the second floor of the department was completely renovated in 2015. The common objective was to create European-standard treatment conditions for patients with oncological pathologies, as well as the necessary infrastructure for the medical staff, auxiliary staff and medical students.
"In Romania, the place where everyone likes to say nothing can be done, especially in terms of changing the medical system for the benefit of the patients and medical staff, Dăruiește Viață manages to improve the quality of life of oncology patients and create standard conditions for both patients and the medical staff. Every year, more than 1,900 cancer patients are treated at Elias Hospital, in day hospitalization and inpatient hospitalization as well. All of this is possible thanks to the donors and sponsors who support us. Part of the funding for this project has come from the use of Form No. 177.” – Carmen Uscatu, founder of Dăruiește Viață
"Every year, in Romania, approximately 100,000 adults find out that they have cancer, but in the past 30 years, investments in Romanian oncology have been extremely small. The Elias University Emergency Hospital has one of the most sought-after oncology departments, for patients not only from Bucharest, but from all over the country, due to the quality of the medical team and the access to integrated treatment. Today we are talking about a complete renovation project, which would not have been possible without the involvement of the main partner and civil society, through donations and sponsorships." – Oana Gheorghiu, founder of Give Life
The renovation and expansion of the first floor of the oncology department meant the creation of the following facilities: 6 rooms with 2 beds and 1 room with 3 beds (all of them with individual bathrooms), 2 new spaces for day hospitalization (for 12 chemotherapy chairs) with a bathroom, 1 space for the on-call room (bathroom included), 2 medical offices and a work room for residents, as well as technical and administrative spaces: kitchen, waste disposal area, storage spaces.
In addition to the oncology ward, the collaboration between Dăruiește Viață and the Elias University Hospital includes the Elias Modular Hospital, the first ICU hospital built by civil society during the pandemic, in just 2 months – an investment of approx. 2.6 million euros, which still functions today as a ward – and a modular triage unit, also built with the support of ENGIE Romania – an investment of approx. 100,000 euros.
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