Part of the ‘Moral Sport Project’, an initiative launched by the Turkish Ministry of Health to treat patients suffering from severe illnesses, the Centre aims to “boost the morale” and “ease the lives” of severely ill people and their families.
The Centre caters for patients with palliative care needs, who are not able to be taken care of in their own homes and who need constant care.
Professor İhsan Bakır, MD, the General Secretary of Public Hospitals Union’s Çekmece Region said: “The centre will provide medical care with its 15 personnel. Although Palliative Care Centres were just recently introduced to Turkey, the number of these kinds of centres increases every day thanks to the Health Ministry’s initiatives.
“The centres will offer their services to patients who are in need of ‘intensive’ care or are seriously ill and will improve patient life-quality,” said Bakır. He also noted that the Palliative Care Centre in Avcılar has begun to care patients including those battling cancer and those discharged by hospitals.
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