St. Petersburg Children’s hospice opens hospital in Domodedovo

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Children’s hospice in Moscow Domodedovo opens doors to first patients — children with severe and incurable diseases. Khopis will be located in the premises of the former estate of Przhevalsky on the shore of the lake in the village of Konstantinovo in the Domodedovo district, reports the Synodal Department for Church relations with society and the media. Currently, the hospice completed finishing work. In the chambers at the same time can be 10 families.

The children’s hospice in Moscow region will become a center of outreach palliative care services. Organizational-methodical Department of the hospice will coordinate all field services of palliative care for children. Palliative care focuses not only on the medical issues, she solves the problem of increasing the quality of life of hospice patient and his family. Teams of doctors, nurses and psychologists will be able to provide palliative care to children and their families at home throughout Moscow region.

The establishment of a Children’s hospice in Domodedovo became possible thanks to the joint efforts of government, donors and the Saint-Petersburg Autonomous non-commercial organization “Children’s hospice”. When creating a Children’s hospice in Moscow region has been the experience of the St. Petersburg Children’s hospice, founder and Director of which was the Archpriest Alexander Tkachenko.

St. Petersburg Children’s hospice, established in 2003, is the first institution of palliative help to children in Russia. Created at the initiative of the Russian Orthodox Church, St. Petersburg Children’s hospice annually helps more than 300 families dealing with terminal illness of the child providing comprehensive medical, psychological, spiritual and social assistance to children with serious illnesses and their families.

Qualified doctors, nurses, psychologists and social workers give patients the opportunity to live life to help them in the fight against disease, ease the physical and emotional pain. Hospice combines the work of the outreach service, day-hospital, hospital at home and palliative care Center designed to care for children with serious illnesses who come for treatment to St. Petersburg from other regions of Russia.

Annually Saint-Petersburg Children’s hospice is conducting a large-scale charity event aimed at medical-social support for children with severe and incurable diseases. The aim of the action “White flower”, dedicated to the International children’s day, is a fundraiser for the benefit of patients of Children’s hospice and city hospitals. In the framework of the project “Dreams come true” by common efforts of employees of medical institutions, philanthropists and volunteers are the Christmas wishes of seriously ill children.

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