For over six months a Mobile Multidisciplinary Palliative Care Team has been working from the base of a home for mentally challenged children in Ekaterinburg. Ekaterinburg is the fourth largest city in Russia and the administrative centre of Sverdlovsk Oblast. Within this newly formed programme, dedicated nurses visit families of children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions at home as parents need relief from the burden of care.
Currently the government is funding an extraordinary programme focused on integrating palliative care into the health system. Money has been allocated for the reconstruction of an old building. It is expected that a new Children’s Palliative Care Centre with 30 beds will operate mainly as an in-patient department providing short term breaks.
At the present moment palliative care specialists from Ekaterinburg are involved in palliative care training courses with the Belarusian Medical Academy for Post-Graduate Education for doctors in the Belarusian Children’s Hospice.
For enquiries or for further information, please contact Dr. Larisa Shukshina, the coordinator of delivering palliative care services in Ekaterinburg.
Her email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org