With this donation, 3 new paediatric Intensive Care Units (ICUs) will be created and another 3 existing ones will be completely upgraded.
“This year has been difficult for everyone. We are faced with an unprecedented situation that reminds us every day that there is nothing more important than our health,” President and CEO of Nestlé Hellas, Nikos Emmanouilidis said.
“Our company is a member of Greek society and we are here to help meet the challenges it faces. It is especially important for us to be able to contribute to the effort made to strengthen the National Health System, especially when this effort is focused on children who are the hope for the future and the source of our optimism,” he added.
The hospital was founded in 1896, and began operating in 1901. It is the largest children’s hospital in Greece, and one of the largest in Europe, with a capacity of 750 beds. The hospital treats an average of 235,000 children every year, 53,000 of which are admitted as in-patients. The Children’s Intensive Care Unit was inaugurated in 1993.