CHILDREN OF WAR
Establishment of a specialized Rehabilitation Center for children affected by war actions at the OHMATDYT National Specialized Children's Hospital
ABOUT THE HOSPITAL
Ohmatdyt National Specialized Children's Hospital - is the largest children's hospital in Ukraine. It is a multiple diagnostic and treatment facility that provides specialized, highly qualified
medical care for children in Ukraine. Ohmatdyt provides a full range of medical care.
Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion on February 24, 2022, Ohmatdyt has been accepting children and adults with war injuries, such as gunshot and shrapnel wounds, amputations, mine-blast injuries, complex skeletal injuries, burns and brain injuries.The hospital also treats the most serious patients with cancer, children with severe neurosurgical and orthopedic diagnoses, and children with rare diseases.
The hospital will receive a large number of children who constantly need hemodialysis, young patients with severe autoimmune diseases, children who need transplants and, of course, after February 24, 2022 - children affected by the hostilities.
Thanks to the Rehabilitation Center, Ohmatdyt became the first state institution to provide rehabilitation services for patients on the second day after surgery and the first to provide physical therapy in intensive care units. Currently, Ohmatdyt has many modern evidence-based rehabilitation techniques, which significantly speeds up the process of recovery and rehabilitation of patients.
As a result of the russian aggression, the hospital is overcrowded with young patients, who have been under occupation or have suffered* from enemy shelling and need long-term rehabilitation and must be under constant supervision of professionals at the Rehabilitation Center.
Today, work with such patients is not carried out in one department; children are "placed" throughout the hospital, where there are free places. This significantly complicates the rehabilitation process, reduces its duration and efficiency, and often makes it impossible to use the necessary modern rehabilitation techniques.
From February 24, 2022 to October 26, 2023, more than 1,648 children were injured as a result of Russian aggression against Ukraine: 509 children died and more than 1,139 were injured of various degrees of severity (according to official information of juvenile prosecutors).
Ohmatdyt together with Lviv Defense Cluster have started raising funds to create a Rehabilitation Center with a stationary unit for children affected by war.
The project includes major repair of the facility, purchase of appropriate medical and rehabilitation equipment. Implementation of the project will allow patients to undergo efficient rehabilitation in comfortable conditions, using modern evidence-based techniques; little patients will recover faster and come back to full normal childhood and life.
LDC AND OHMATDYT
Lviv Defense Cluster began issuing the first mass-produced bulletproof vests for the evacuation of children from the war zone in December 2022. Ohmatdyt also asked for help, so LDC handed over 12 evacuation kits for children and 16 bulletproof vests for doctors, who will accompany the children during the evacuation.
LDC specialists have familiarized themselves with the conditions in which the patients undergoing
rehabilitation live now. It became clear that the hospital needs help with creating a specialized Center.
In total, Lviv Defense Cluster has produced and donated more than 95,000 bulletproof vests of the 4th class of protection to the Ukrainian Defense Forces since March 2022. 3200 anti-debris medical vests and 550 evacuation kits were handed over to the relevant services.
Creation of a Rehabilitation center with an inpatient department - 596 square meters, 14 beds
Repair and restoration of premises for orthotics/prosthetics
Repair and restoration of rooms for occupational therapy classes, halls for physical therapy classes
Renovated staff rooms and special rooms for wounded patients
Creating conditions to work with burn injuries
Creating conditions for work with pediatric surgery for polytrauma
PURCHASE OF MORE THAN 190 UNITS OF MEDICAL EQUIPMENT:
Adjustable unloading system
Patients medical monitors
Electronic syringe drivers
Rehabilitation complex therapy of the upper limbs
Opening of the country's first children's rehabilitation center with inpatient facilities.
Children's Rehabilitation Center, which works with the widest range of diseases in Ukraine.
Ability to serve children from all regions of Ukraine.
An example for other institutions of how to provide quality rehabilitation services .
Modern patient- and goal-oriented approaches.
First rooms with sensory deprivation* in Ukraine - are quiet rooms for patients after severe traumatic brain injuries).
closing the chain of a continuous cycle of care for children, which will prevent secondary complications and reduce the disability of patients.
strong cooperation and creation of interdisciplinary teams with specialized departments, in particular.
The Rehabilitation Center will be unique, because it will bring together the best multidisciplinary specialists under one roof and they will be involved in the treatment of patients undergoing rehabilitation.
Average duration of rehabilitation per patient
The number of children per year who will have the opportunity to undergo rehabilitation in a full-fledged hospital
2 quiet rooms*
First in Ukraine!
Total number of patients for rehabilitation care per year
Interaction between participants
Contractors of the work execution. Equipment suppliers.
Project implementation cost
Estimated cost of construction work to establish a rehabilitation unit:
15,5 million UAH
Estimated cost of medical equipment for exploitation in the department:
24,5 million UAH
Estimated total cost:
1 000 000 EURO
HOW TO HELP?
CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION «CHARITY FUND «ASSISTANCE TO LVIV DEFENCE CLUSTER» Recipient code: 44788003
79019, LVIV REGION, LVIV, 22 ZHOVKIVSKA ST
Sort code: 305299
Special account of the recipient in the IBAN format: UA083052990000026002041029052 EUR