Galilee Palliative Care Unit
The Galilee Palliative Care Unit, under the auspices of the Holy Metropolis of Mesogaia and Lavreotiki, aims to provide palliative care services to cancer patients and other patients with life-threatening illnesses. Galilee is staffed by a specialized team of health professionals which includes doctors, nurses, a psychologist, social workers, a physical therapist, an occupational therapist, a priest and nearly 100 trained volunteers. Since 2010, Galilee has been providing home care services for an average of 80 patients per year. The specially trained healthcare personnel, in cooperation with a group of volunteers, make regular planned visits to the patients’ homes where they provide medical and nursing services, assess health care needs, administer drugs, provide physiotherapy and education in personal hygiene; they also deliver palliative therapy to the patients at home. Since 2011, Galilee has been operating the Day Care Center, with outpatient consulting rooms and hydrotherapy facilities, providing palliative care services to patients who are able to walk as well as to their families. Its latest addition is the Hospice. The Hospice was recently constructed in order to offer palliative care to patients who can no longer remain at home. It has a capacity of 10 patients.
The grant regards the provision of electromechanical equipment needed for the Hospice to receive an operating license.