St.Panteleymon Charity Fund supporting Ivano-Frankivsk group of Hospices

Committed to developing and improving palliative care in Ukraine, so that more patients can receive the professional, holistic care they need in order to enjoy the best possible quality of life for the time they have left. In particular to support the Ivano-Frankivsk group of hospices through providing funds, materials and educational opportunities.

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History and Background

St Panteleymon Charity Fund was established in Ivano-Frankivsk in 2014, with the main purpose of supporting and developing palliative care services that are provided by the Ivano-Frankivsk Regional Palliative Care Center and the Nadvirna First Children’s Hospice. Its future goal is to help increase access to palliative care services and education in Ukraine.

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Palliative (or hospice) care is the specialist medical, psychological, spiritual and social care for people living with a serious illness. This type of care is focused on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of the illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family.

Palliative care is provided by a specially-trained team of doctors, nurses and other specialists who work together with a patient’s other doctors to provide an extra layer of support. Palliative care is based on the needs of the patient, not on the patient’s prognosis. It is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness, and it can be provided alongside curative treatment.

Palliative Care in Ukraine is relatively new and undeveloped. Government programmes only cover the salaries budget for health professionals and a contribution towards medicines for pain relief. Our aim is to support hospices and community teams to provide quality care at the end of life for all patients who need it.

Thanks to our fundraising efforts, more than 2000 adult patients have been enabled to receive care at the in-patient hospice and more than 1,600 patients (both adults and children) have received cared in their own homes from the mobile palliative care team that was set up in 2017.

Our Fund activities

The St. Panteleymon Charity Fund develops and improves the provision of palliative care by providing hospice departments with equipment and medicines, conducting educational and training programs to improve the quality of palliative care, and also covers operation costs for the Palliative Care Center.

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5000

Children and adults received palliative care thanks to the support of the fund in various hospice departments of the region.

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1200

Doctors, nurses and volunteers in the field of palliative care attended training and educational programs supported by the foundation and our partners.

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600

Palliative patients (adults and children) received help as internally displaced persons (refugees) in hospice departments of the region.

Who’s Who

Our charitable foundation was founded by a team of enthusiasts who share a common mission - to make the world a better place and help those in need. Our founders are people from different walks of life with active social activities who have joined forces to make a difference in the world.

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Roman Sluhotskyi

Head of Fund and co-founder and since September 2022, Ukraine Country Manager for Hospices of Hope

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Lubov Zelisko

Chair of the Board of Trustees

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Iryna Slugotska

Trustee and co-founder

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rev. Yaroslav Rokhman

Trustee

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