New hospice planned for Brest, Belarus

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According to the news story, the new inpatient hospice will be able to accommodate 30 patients, including three paediatric patients.

Sergei Klaus, Head of the Brest Central Outpatient Clinic, is reported as saying that the aim is to create a home-like atmosphere, with a winter garden, rooms for meeting with family and friends, accommodation for relatives and a room for saying prayers. There will also be space for volunteers and representatives of NGOs who will help take care of the patients, as well as a cafeteria.

In the Province of Brest, which has a population of around 1.4 million, there is currently only one hospice.

Sergei Klaus is quoted: “The experience of hospices worldwide shows that one hospice is usually enough for a community populated by 300,000-400,000 people. The construction of such a facility in Brest was much anticipated. The central outpatient clinic has a mobile team consisting of a doctor and a nurse who help cancer patients at home. I should say this team is always busy.”

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