Our Foundation’s Christmas donation series carries on. On 19th December 2014 we have handed over three devices to the Hungarian Reformed Church Bethesda Children Hospital. The purchase of these devices was requested by the Director of the Hospital.
At the festive event Dr. Velkey György expressed his thanks in a touched voice for the valuable gifts. He explained that they are unable to replace the old, life-saving devices and instruments used for the care of severely ill children from their own resources; however there is a great need for modern and reliable devices. This was the reason why they contacted our Foundation.
Our Foundation has purchased anaesthesia and respiratory apparatus required for diagnosing cancer and for the intense care of patients suffering from cancer, furthermore a portable ultrasound device in a total value of 34.6 million HUF.
The anaesthesia and respiratory apparatus representing the latest technology will be used by the Anaesthesiology and Intensive Therapy Care Unit of the hospital. Both devices are suitable for the care of newborns, children and young adults.
The small-sized portable, laptop format ultrasound device can also be operated from battery, thus the required tests can be done by the beds of the sick children. Our Foundation also purchased the necessary heads for the intensive care of young children.
The Director added that after official handover the devices will be installed immediately, as currently seven children need respiratory aid, and the hospital is only having six, outdated devices, so the donation arrived at the right time.
We were able to offer this device donation package by using the one percent personal income tax pledges. Our Foundation so far has granted support for the development of the medical device range of the paediatric hospital in a total value of 89.8 million HUF.