The final of the 4th Edition of the All-Polish Social Project ”Parents’ Zone. Budimex for the Children” was organized in the Department of Surgery and Urology of the Upper Silesian Child Health Centre. This project was implemented for the parents of the children who stay in hospital.
The essence of the project is to create in the children hospital departments zones friendly to the parents of the small patients. In the Parents’ Zone one can take a rest, prepare a meal or simply spend time with the sick child and for a moment leave the hospital reality behind.
Five colorful corners arranged in the hall space of the Upper Silesian Child Health Centre, equipped with toys, games and children’s furniture were opened for the use of the small patients and their parents. The existing kitchen was transformed into a functional social room with a kitchenette. The Katowice Parent Zone is also equipped with eight new folding beds. All this is to ensure that the carers can stay overnight near their children, if necessary.
The opening ceremony was attended by representatives of the municipal authorities, management and medical personnel of the hospital. Also the actress Agnieszka Grochowska, the project ambassador, took part in the ceremony. A few hours before the opening of the Parents’ Zone she had helped members of the Budimex staff from Katowice region assemble and arrange the furniture, perform decoration works and arrange the interior fittings.