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Joint initiative of the Mazovian Specialist Hospital in Ostrołęka and Lviv Regional Children’s Clinical Hospital “OHMATDYT” as increase of accessibility of health care services in the scope of modern surgery





Project type

Regular project






3.1 Support to the development of health protection and social services




The Józef Psarski Mazowieckie Specialist Hospital in Ostrołęka (Mazowieckie Voivodeship, Poland)


Communal Noncomercial Enterprise of Lviv Regional Council Lviv Regional Children’s Clinical Hospital “OHMATDYT” (Lviv Oblast, Ukraine)

TOTAL BUDGET 1 541 762.00 € ENI CO-FUNDING 1 387 585.80 €
DURATION 49 months 03.11.2018 - 02.12.2022

Project description

The residents of Ostrołęka and Lviv suffer poor medical services. The surgical devices of hospitals in both cities are outdated and require frequent repairs, causing long waiting time for operations. Part of them must be conducted with the traditional method (laparotomy), patients are often directed to other entities, even several hundred kilometres away. In Lviv hospital mini-invasive surgeries make only 10% of all performed interventions. In turn, the waiting time for laparoscopy has to be reduced.

The HCS project partners – two hospitals from Ostrołęka and Lviv – want to change that together. In the scope of the project, both hospitals will purchase equipment for laparoscopic surgery for gynecologists, urologists and surgeons units. This kind of treatment replacing the traditional, invasive one will enable faster recovery of patients and shorter waiting time. Moreover, the modernization of the operation theatre and conference hall in Lviv hospital will be carried out. In order to exchange modern medical knowledge by doctors working in the both hospitals partners will open the Telemedical Centre in Lviv, where laparoscopy trainings and other workshops will be provided. What is important, the transmissions from the operating room will be now possible to conduct. Finally, pro-health actions raising people awareness of factors impacting human health are planned.

Thanks to project activities, twice as many surgeries as currently can be offered to the patients. Retrofitting the hospitals with modern laparoscopic devices will affect the safety and efficiency of services and reduce the waiting time for surgical procedures. Due to creation of Telemedical Centre in Lviv, new generations of educated surgeons shall render surgical services in the Polish-Ukrainian borderland for many years after the project completion.


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