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The key objective of the Polish Copper Foundation is to support healthcare and health promotion. Between 2003 and 2012, the Foundation supported numerous healthcare institutions from the entire Lower Silesia region. In 2012, the total spending on that cause exceeded PLN 1.5m. The funds were spent on the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment and medical apparatus for hospitals, rehabilitation centres and other healthcare facilities. As a result, the quality and effectiveness of the health prevention activities have improved considerably.

 

One of the beneficiaries of the Polish Copper Foundation is the Lower Silesian Healthcare Development Foundation in Wrocław which in 2012 received PLN 300,000 for the implementation of a prostate cancer screening programme for the male inhabitants of the Copper Basin area over the age of 45.

 

The Foundation also donated PLN 400,000 to the projects of the Wrocław Medical University and the Research and Development Centre of the Regional Specialist Hospital in Wrocław. The Medical University spent the donation on the purchase of laparoscopy equipment for diagnostics and surgical treatment of alimentary tract diseases, while the Research and Development Centre of the Regional Hospital carried out a series of surgeries using the Da Vinci surgical robot purchased with the Foundation’s assistance in 2011.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A number of donations were made to various healthcare facilities to buy new medical equipment and upgrade the existing equipment. The beneficiaries of the Foundation include:

  • the Healthcare Centre in Złotoryja – a donation of PLN 60,000 was spent on the purchase of specialist medical equipment for intensive care rooms of the Surgical, Gynaecological and Otolaryngological wards;
  • Clinical University Hospital in Wrocław – a donation of PLN 70,000 was used to finance renovation of the Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care ward;
  • Association for the Advancement of Cardiac and Vascular Surgery in Wrocław – a donation of PLN 120,000 funded the purchase of a respirator for new born children with low weight at birth in order to enhance the perioperative safety of the patients.

 

The Foundation also supported the Public Healthcare Centre in Oława with an amount of PLN 110,000 for the purchase of an ultrasound scanner to be used by the Paediatric Ward of the Hospital in Oława.

 

The health related activities of the Foundation also include promotion of blood donation, haemotherapy, bone marrow transplantation and voluntary work. Additionally, the Polish Copper Foundation supports a number of conventions, congresses and scientific conferences which thanks to the received financial aid have better opportunities for promotion and can attract more attendees. For instance, a grant was offered to support the organisation of the 7th Conference of the Audiology and Phoniatrics Section of the Association of Otolaryngologists and Head and Neck Surgeons in Wrocław. An amount of PLN 40,000 was donated to the publication of a handbook of endocrinology and metabolic diseases for physicians and medicine students entitled “Clinical Endocrinology” by the Endocrinology Society in Warsaw. The Foundation also co-financed publication of four guidebooks addressed to cancer patients and their families as part of the ”Together We’ll Beat Cancer!” campaign. The value of subsidy awarded for that purpose to the Warsaw Foundation ”Back and Forth” approximated PLN 95,000.

 

Since 2008, the Polish Copper Foundation has also been donating money to individuals with an aim to save human health and life, finance treatment and rehabilitation programmes and purchase rehabilitation and orthopaedic equipment. In 2012, the total spending on financial aid to individual beneficiaries approximated PLN 4m.

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