The newly established Onco-Haematology Department in the Heim Pál Children Hospital was handed over on Monday at 12.00 a.m. The required funds were collected by foundations and private individuals. The young patients due to the significant support can now recover under the most modern conditions by using state-of-the-art medical devices.
This is a very significant donation and thanks to this we are able to hand over the newly established Onco-Haematology Department as a beautiful example of social joining of forces said Dr. Nagy Anikó, Director Head Surgeon of the Heim Pál Children’s Hospital at the handover ceremony held on Monday. The ward, among others could be modernised thanks to the donations received from the Heim Pál Development Foundation, Foundation for the Children Leukaemia and Haemophilia Foundation. The Children Cancer Foundation is also among the helpers. István Balogh, President of the Foundation stated that in the last seventeen years the Foundation supported the Heim Pál Children Hospital with a total donation value of 304 million HUF and also in the future they will be trying to supply the institute with everything they need. This time the Foundation contributed to the establishment of the new ward with a total donation value of 96 million HUF. The donation was used for purchasing hospital beds and some of the funds were used to establish the cyto-laboratory.
Zsuzsa Fodor, the leader of the Foundation for the Children Leukaemia mentioned that so far at a national level they have granted support to paediatric oncology in a total value of 558 million HUF, they have been cooperating with the Heim Pál Children’s Hospital for ten years and now they granted 40 million HUF. She added that nowadays the large companies tend to pledge less and less for such purposes, rather pensioners (with low pension) are sending donations with a value of 500 to 1000 HUF, but it is not rare that they receive donations with a value of 200 HUF. Violinist Zoltán Mága this time also helped us out; thanks to his donation each room is equipped with a refrigerator.
At the inauguration ceremony Dr. Nagy Anikó cut the inaugural ribbon of the new hospital ward named after Dr. Kemény Pál with the help of a 1.5-year-old boy suffering from leukaemia and his mother and she expressed her thanks for the indispensable financial support granted to the institution by handing over honorary certificates.
Photo: Aurél Almássy