Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki: First of all, health service is about people.

Step by Step we are trying to change the situation in hospitals. We managed to build a programme to support Hospital Emergency Departments in Poland, a programme to replace equipment, improve the quality of service to citizens said the Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki during the signing ceremony of agreements under the government programmes We support Hospital Emergency Departments and Support at the start! – Nursing and Obstetrics Development Programme at the State Vocational College in Ciechanów.

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Photo: Krystian Maj / Chancellery of The Prime Minister of Poland

The head of government announced that the changes introduced are to ensure that hospital emergency departments are not associated with long queues, crowded corridors, but with more efficient service and procedures and a more efficient approach to patients. These changes are to be supported inter alia by replacing equipment with more modern one in about 100 hospitals in all 16 voivodeships all over the country highlighted the Prime Minister.

There will be also changes introduced in relation to the profession of a nurse which, as the prime minister pointed out, is very important, and at the same time in deficit, because many persons retire and leave the market. He added that the government programme is built in cooperation with schools and its aim is to encourage the young to exercise this profession.


Under the government programme We support Hospital Emergency Departments about 100 hospital emergency departments all over Poland will receive the support of a total value of PLN 35.5 millions from EU funds mainly for equipment for the youngest patients. Today, contracts were signed with hospitals in Przasnysz, Makow Mazowiecki and Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki.

The Support at the start! – Nursing and Obstetrics Development Programme is to encourage students to study nursing and obstetrics, as well as to create a system of incentives for graduates to take up employment in the profession, in Polish health care institutions. In 2012, PLN 90 million were contributed for that purpose. Under the programme, an agreement was signed today with the State Vocational College in Ciechanów.

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