Thank you. Together we raised almost CZK 2,5 mil. for targeted psychosocial support to health professionals in hospitals across the Czech Republic.
- “As nurses, we interact with Covid-19 patients the most and we see it all. That we can’t help them, that they are suffocating and we have to watch. We give them everything we can, but Covid-19 is horrible, just horrible.” Helena, a nurse at a hospital in Kolín
- “Before Covid-19, I never cried at work when a patient died. Now, when four people die during a single shift, it takes a toll on us.” Václava, ward nurse at a hospital in Cheb
- “Dying from Covid-19 is different than dying from other illnesses. There’s no medicine that helps, nothing to alleviate the pain. Patients suffocate while fully conscious and we can’t help them at all. Patients are here without their families, just with the staff, whose eyes are barely even visible under the protective gear.” Ivana, head nurse at a hospital in Nymburk
Training one health care worker to provide psychosocial support to hospital staff costs CZK 17,500 / EUR 670. The goal is to train 1,200 heath care workers as volunteers (right now these ‘peers’ are covering roughly one-quarter of Czech hospitals). This will create a unique network of peer psychological support intervention, both for the current pandemic and for future crises. Thank you for your gift.
This public collection to help health professionals is administered by Via Foundation in collaboration with the Czech Philharmonic. The project patron is the Association of Czech and Moravian Hospitals with active support from the Trade Union of Health and Social Care of the Czech Republic. The project will be implemented with the National Center of Nursing and Non-medical Health Care Professions through the Psychosocial intervention service system.
The Czech Philharmonic benefit concert will take place on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 8:15 pm CET. It will be broadcast by Czech Television Art and there will be a live stream on the Czech Philharmonic’s official Facebook and YouTube channels. Join us. Let’s show our heroes and heroines that we are standing by them!
Please find the record of concert here.