Bucharest, May 16, 2018 – Implementation of the newborn intensive care unit renovation project at Constanta Emergency Hospital has reached completion of a new stage, that of the installation of the basic infrastructure for the electrical installation. Also, the screed was restored on the entire 800 square meter area of the new section. The Constanţa hospital project is being carried out with the support of the Vodafone Romania Foundation, which ensures the coordination of construction and fitting-out works, as well as the financing provided under the partnership with the charitable associations Give Wings and Children’s Heart.
The electrical installation has been designed according to the latest standards for newborn intensive care units, based on a concept that plays a very important role in ensuring optimal care for infants born prematurely or with health problems. In addition to natural light, each intensive care room will be equipped with four types of illumination: standard, ceiling lighting, warm light, indirect illumination with hot-light LED strips mounted on the entire perimeter of the room, lighting for medical interventions, by means of lamps placed above each bed, which allows minimal-invasive surgical operations to be performed in the room, an adjustable light installation for night lighting, mounted so as not to disturb the child’s sleep.
All the equipment for monitoring vital functions and medical interventions will be power-fed from special electrical panels, designed to provide further protection to patients and doctors.
“The project Newborn Intensive Care Unit, implemented at the Constanta County Hospital, is currently the largest project funded by the Vodafone Romania Foundation, both in terms of the allocated funds and the complexity of the works it implies. We are happy every time a new project phase is brought to completion, thus bringing us closer to the moment when the little patients will be cared for by the newest standards in the field of intensive care for newborns”, says Angela Galeța, Director of the Vodafone Romania Foundation.
The project works to be carried out in the next phase include the extension of the exterior steel structure of the building, designed to accommodate the installation of the heating, air conditioning and air treatment equipment, the installation of the air conditioning pipes inside the section and the mounting of special windows, fitted with an adjustable shading system.
The new department will be equipped with state-of-the-art medical equipment and modern facilities, special spaces for parents and for the medical staff, as well as with consultation rooms. The section will also be fitted with a telemedicine solution that will allow secure transmission of real-time images and medical parameters and the remote monitoring of the patients’ vital signs.
At the Newborn intensive care unit of the Constanta County Hospital, 1,000 children with medical problems are cared for annually, coming both from Constanta County and from other three counties in the south-east of the country: Tulcea, Ialomita and Calarasi. In this region, infant mortality rate is the highest in the country and three times higher than the European rate.
The Vodafone Romania Foundation is a Romanian nongovernmental charitable organization, set up in 1998, which operates separately and independently from the Vodafone Romania SA’s business. During its 20 years of activity, Vodafone Romania Foundation has funded 1,104 programs run by 706 NGOs throughout the country, in the fields of healthcare, education and social services. These projects had a total of 2.7 million beneficiaries – children, young and old people and physically, socially or economically disadvantaged people. So far, Vodafone Romania has invested over 28 million euros in projects run by nonprofit partner organizations.
The “Give Wings” Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting charitable projects that can really contribute the proper treatment of patients in the Romanian public healthcare system. The Association seeks to implement projects in the healthcare field, aimed at improving patients’ healing and survival chances. The Association has built the Department of Pediatric Onco-hematology and Rheumatology at Constanta County Hospital, which handles the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of sick children from the South-East region of Romania. More details are available at http://www.daruiestearipi.ro/ and https://www.facebook.com/AsociatiaDaruiesteAripi/.
The Children’s Heart Association has been helping children with serious illnesses, especially heart conditions, since 2006. The Association has built the most up-to-date medical facility in the whole Romanian public healthcare system, at the Marie Curie Hospital: the Center for Excellence in Cardiac Surgery (a project worth over 3,5 million Euro, of which 1,6 million Euro were collected and invested by the Children’s Heart Association alone) and the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (a project worth more than 2,1 million Euro, developed with the support of the Vodafone Romania Foundation, to which the Children’s Heart Association’s contribution amounted to over 700,000 Euros), which is to be fitted this year with the first breast milk bank ever built in Romania. The Association has also renovated at the same hospital the departments of cardiology and neurosurgery, has refurbished and equipped the neurosurgery theater and is continuing to support, including financially, all these hospital wards, thus helping dozens of young patients in need of medical care. More details are available at http://www.inimacopiilor.ro/ and https://www.facebook.com/AsociatiaInimaCopiilor