To the rescue. Improvement of accessibility to medical services in emergencies through the cooperation of emergency medical services in the cross-bord

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3.1 Support to the development of health protection and social services

Lead beneficiary

Tomaszow District (Lubelskie Voivodeship, Poland)


Independent Public Health Care Centre in Tomaszow Lubelski (Lubelskie Voivodeship, Poland)
Independent Public Health Care Centre in Hrubieszow (Lubelskie Voivodeship, Poland)
The health care facility "Zhabinka central district hospital" (Brest Oblast, Belarus)
District Council of Sokal (Lvivska Oblast, Ukraine)

Total budget 1 523 914 €
Duration 24 months
Programme Contribution 1 235 950 €

Project description

The main problem defined by all the partners is lack of cooperation between the emergency medical services, which could ensure a quick reaction to threats to health and life of the people living in the cross-border areas. The major limitations are legal barriers, insufficient financial means, equipment shortages in medical facilities, problems with communication between the facilities and the emergency medical service teams as well as inadequate qualifications of these teams.The lack of specialist knowledge within the local communities also results in emergency medical service provided too late to the victims of dangerous situations. Shortages in specialist emergency medical service teams, ambulances and medical equipment makes it difficult to cooperate between the services. The major objective of the project is the cooperation between the emergency medical services aimed at the improvement in health care accessability in emergency situations among the residents and visitors to the cross-border areas. The actions planned will contribute to the improvement in health care accessability among the residents involved in the project. The training courses will boost the level of the first aid knowledge among the medical staff as well as ordinary people. Due to the project implementation all partners will gain experience in the organisation of emergency medical services, will receive modern equipment and medical vehicles. All the actions planned could not be implemented without the exchange of knowledge and experience by all the project part. While these actions are carried out, the partners will work together on developing the procedures of cooperation in emergency medical service. Cross-border training will result from this. The development of common solutions in emergency medical service will be the basis for further cross-border cooperation development aimed at the creation of emergency medical service mechanisms.

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