Our Romanian Partners
HOSPICE Casa Sperantei, Brasov
Founded in 1992, Casa Sperantei began life with just one UK nurse training a Romanian nurse and visiting patients in their own homes. It quickly grew and now employs more than 100 staff with a range of services including a 20 bed in-patient unit for adults and children, day care centres and out-patient clinics, along with social and spiritual services. It has become recognised as a Centre of Excellence in the region and in cooperation with the Princess Diana Education Centre plays a vital role in providing hands-on clinical placements for medical professionals across the region.
HOSPICE Casa Sperantei Rural Teams
In 2009, two rural teams were started as a pilot project to demonstrate to the Romanian Government how palliative care can be provided in a rural setting. The teams in Fagaras and Zarnesti have quickly developed links with the other clinics and hospitals in their community. The level of income in rural Romania is much lower than in the cities, so the patients tend to be poorer.
HOSPICE Casa Sperantei “Princess Diana” Education Centre, Brasov
The Education Centre was opened in 1997 to provide hospice resources and training courses to medical and social care professionals from all over South-Eastern Europe. Click here to visit the Education Centre website.
HOSPICE Casa Sperantei, Bucharest
HOSPICE Casa Sperantei began providing hospice care to terminally adults and children in Romania’s capital in 2005. Medical teams visit patients in hospitals and their own homes to provide pain relief and care for illnesses and symptoms as well as social and spiritual care. In November 2007, Bucharest’s first out-patient clinic opened to provide further care and relief for patients in the capital.
In 2014, a new Hospice in Bucharest was opened and now has 23 beds up and running for patients with life-limiting illnesses.
A new children’s centre is currently being renovated in Adunatii Copaceni, a village just south of Bucharest.
For more information please visit the Adunatii Copaceni Page.
Nicholas Edeleanu Institute and Training Centre, Bucharest
Opened in 2004, the Centre offers resources, educational material and training to those interested in hospice care.
Emanuel Hospice, Oradea
In 2013 Hospices of Hope was pleased to welcome Emanuel Hospice as its second country partner in Romania.
Emanuel Hospice is a non-profit charity that offers palliative care to adults and children in Oradea and surrounding areas who are diagnosed with advanced incurable diseases, by providing for their medical, psycho-social and spiritual needs. Emanuel Hospice also seeks to influence the local practices by promoting the hospice concept and palliative care principles among professionals and the public.
“The mission of our organization is to provide in the spirit of Christian love, an optimal quality of life to the patients with advanced incurable diseases from our community.”