Serbia Hospice Appeal
BELGRADE NEEDS A HOSPICE!
Serbia does not currently have one single specialist hospice for terminally ill patients. There are several palliative care units within State hospitals around Serbia but they are unable to provide multi-disciplinary holistic care. With this project we hope to change that and become a future Centre of Excellence for the whole country.
The new Hospice will provide:
- 1,200 square meters total floor space
- 500 admissions to in-patient unit per year
- 2,500 home care visits per year
- 12 beds in the in-patient unit
- 1,000 patients to be cared for per year
- 600 out-patient consultations
Take a look at the building property:
Progress so far!
We have an Honorary Patrons Committee to oversee the project and ensure proper governance and transparency. Patrons and Honorary Members are:
Princess Katarina of Yugoslavia and Serbia
His Excellency Dr Ognjen Pribicevic
Sir Paul Judge
Rev Goran Spaic
Dr Oliveria Potparic
Hospices of Hope
Graham Perolls, Executive Director
Alex Padureanu, Deputy CEO and Fundraising Director
Vanessa Davis, Corporate Relationships Manager
Following an extensive search we have found a site of approximately 2,500 sqm that would be ideal for the inpatient hospice. The site includes a building of approximately 800 sqm that could replace the current offices and education centre as well as additional services such as a day care centre and out-patient clinic. A purpose-built wing with 12 beds will be added behind the building and the site provides space for a patient garden and parking. The house has a central heating system, its own generator as well as connections for solar panels. The whole project was proposed and led by leading worldwide agents CBRE.
A leading architect has been appointed and we have now begun the designing process, considering the best options for our future beneficiaries.
Phase 1 of the work will be completed this autumn. It will be the base for existing services (home care and education) and provide a venue for a day care centre and out-patient clinic which are new services.
How you can support the project
We have launched a fundraising campaign to secure the estimated 1,275,000 Euros needed to deliver this important project which will help so many cancer sufferers and their families. So far we have raised over 625,000 Euros.
Help us raise the balance of 650,000 Euros so that we can help terminally ill patients and their families in the most difficult moments of their lives.
Any contribution is highly appreciated and needed. If you would like to help us fulfill the vision of changing the painful reality for those who need support with their incurable illness by opening our doors to in-patients, then please donate now by clicking the donate button.