As a donation offered by the Children Cancer Foundation Priority Non-Profit Organisation, the Department of Paediatric Surgery, Burns and Traumatology of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County Hospital and University Educational Hospital received a modern, European standard operating table, which is the only such medical device in Hungary.
Miskolc, 15 June, 2015 – Ákos Kiss, head of the department, István Balogh, President of the Children Cancer Foundation, Gábor Csiba, Director head surgeon, Gyula Réti department head and János Papp head physician (b-j) held a press conference at the Department of Paediatric Surgery, Burns and Traumatology of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County Hospital and University Educational Hospital on 15 June, 2015. The Foundation donated an operating table worth HUF 50 million to the department. MTI Photo: János Vajda
István Balogh, President of the Foundation said that it was for 18 years that the Foundation had been fighting to achieve that the treatment of ill children would reach a European standard; we have highly qualified physicians but we lack the appropriate technology.
The accessories of the operating table allow different operations to be performed on any body part of children of any age in safe and modern conditions. The positions of the table may be controlled digitally with the help of a remote control, said the institute to MTI.
The department is one of the largest units of the country providing paediatric surgery with the widest range of medical services. Together with the Onco-Hematology Department of Velkey László Paediatric Health Centre, in addition to providing medical services for people with cancer living in the region, the hospital provides treatment for people from other parts of the country waiting for bone marrow transplantation as well, and performs all kinds of infant and paediatric surgery.
In the future, the time-consuming “positioning” of patients before surgery will be unnecessary.