Only in Siberia Irkutsk children’s hospice welcomed its first patients

© RIA Novosti / Igor Kinkadesque hospice. Archival photoOnly in Siberia Irkutsk children’s hospice welcomed its first patients© RIA Novosti / Igor Kinko

Irkutsk regional children’s hospice welcomed its first patients at the moment he is the only one in the Siberian Federal district, medical institution rendering palliative help to children, reported the press service of the government of the Irkutsk region.

«Only in the Irkutsk region and the Siberian Federal district children’s hospice welcomed its first patients. Now on hospitalisation in the MUCH «of the Irkutsk regional hospice» there are 10 children in need of medical palliative care. Some of the patients placed in wards for children with parents», — stated in the message.

Now in hospice work for seven doctors. Since the beginning of November, there began to operate a visiting service. It includes pediatricians, neurologist, nursing staff, psychologist and social worker. The main purpose of visiting nursing medical care of children is the monitoring of the health status of patients with incurable diseases, who is at home.

«We managed to create a modern, well-equipped medical facility. The need for it is long overdue. Now children who need palliative care can get it in decent conditions. The situation here close to home. Hospice workers necessary training», — told RIA Novosti the Governor of the Irkutsk region Sergey Levchenko.

Medical institution is designed for 25 patients at the age from 1 year to 18 years.

According to the press service of the government, the creation of a new medical facility in the regional budget was provided 7.6 million rubles, from them 3 million rubles are allocated for the purchase of equipment and furniture. In particular, it purchased a machine for artificial lung ventilation, monitors, spirograph, ECG, functional bed.