Budimex social programme helps create a new parent zone at Suwałki hospital in Poland


parent zone at Suwałki hospital poland
The festive finale of the 21st edition of the Parent Zone. Budimex for Children social programme took place with the participation of Adam Szałanda, director of the Regional Hospital in Suwałki, Piotr Zimnicki MD PhD, deputy health care director and Kamil Sznel, head of the office of the mayor of Suwałki. Also present were Cezary Łysenko, regional Director for Infrastructure Construction at Budimex SA, as well as employees of the hospital and volunteers of Budimex. Patients of the Children's Surgery Clinic at the Dr Ludwik Rydygier Regional Hospital in Suwałki and their parents were given a new friendly space in a programme implemented and fully financed by Budimex SA. The project aims to increase the comfort of children who have to stay in hospitals, something achieved by creating spaces where they can spend time with their parents and put their illness to the back of their mind.

Improvements made

The Dr Ludwik Rydygier Regional Hospital in Suwałki was selected as the location for the implementation of the 21st edition of the programme. The surgery room, administration room and the hall on the first floor of the Children's Surgery Clinic have been redesigned. The look and feel of the surgery room has been changed from the typical hospital-like to a more friendly appearance. The new floor, as well as new tiles with child friendly decor, yellow curtains and accessories made the room joyful and bright. More tables and chairs for children have been placed in the corridor, while parents have gotten tables ideal for filling out documents. The administration room, which previously consisted of two rooms, has been thoroughly redesigned. The two rooms have been merged into a single room of turquoise colour, where new furniture and curtains have been installed. Budimex has transformed the austere interiors (with a total area of over 83 m2) into a friendly and cosy Parent Zone. The new space has been decorated with colourful wall motifs and Budimex has also provided games and toys for children, suited to their needs. From now on, parents and their kids can spend time together in the newly prepared zone. Just before the finale, the hospital was visited by volunteers - employees of Budimex, who always join the finishing works. Their volunteering activities included the installation and placement of furniture, wall decorations and cleaning.

About the programme

The Parent Zone. Budimex for Children program was launched in 2013 and has so far lead to the creation of 21 comfortable places in children's wards of Polish hospitals intended for the youngest patients and their parents.  Each edition of the programme is different and unique, as renovation and the design of interiors are adapted to the architecture of particular hospitals. This year, the Suwałki hospital was the 4th establishment, following hospitals in Kalisz, Poznań and Gdynia, to receive the special place which brightens up parents’ stay at a hospital with their sick kids. You can read the official news on the Budimex website here.


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