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CTP helps to Romanian palliative care charity




This is the second contribution that CTP has granted to the Hospice charity, after last year’s donation.

Hospice Casa Sperantei has found itself with a shortfall of 450,000 euro in its budget due mainly to recent large salary increases awarded to doctors in the public health system, increases to the minimum wage and changes to the fiscal code.

Graham Perolls, President of Hospice Casa Sperantei stated: “We are enormously grateful to CTP for their generous help at this challenging time. It gives us a breathing space that will enable us to try and identify other sources of income to close the shortfall. The need for palliative care in Romania is huge and currently less than 1 in 10 people who need this type of care have access to a specialist service. We do not want to have to reduce our services or lose the expertise of our medical staff. It is a very difficult moment for the Foundation.”

Remon Vos, CEO of CTP stated: “We are pleased to help this charity, which does excellent work in transforming the lives of children and adults facing a terminal illness, and is facing an unprecedented challenge in its 26 year history. I hope that other companies will join us in helping the Hospice charity to sustain their vital services."

Hospice Casa Sperantei offers free of charge care to more than 4,000 patients a year in Bucharest, Brasov and Fagaras, together with support and guidance for their family members. This year they are also opening a new and unique center in Adunatii Copaceni for children and families affected by rare and life limiting conditions. The Foundation receives around 18% of its running costs from the State through the House of Insurance, but the balance has to be fundraised. More information is available on their website: www.hospice.ro.