Being sick isn’t easy – and it is especially hard if it is your child who is sick. In this situation, the Olgahospital provides a ray of hope for parents and children. Stuttgart’s only children’s hospital is one of the biggest and oldest children’s clinics in Germany.
In this pediatric center in the state capital of Stuttgart, highly qualified head physicians and assistant physicians along with a highly motivated team take care of the very young personally. Seriously ill children from throughout the region and all of Germany are patients here. Annually, more than 16,000 children and young people are treated here as in-patients and more than 100,000 as out-patients.
The aim of the Olgäle-Foundation, which has been supporting the clinic for 25 years now, is to help sick children and their parents. The foundation’s activities begin where the city and state run up against financial limits. The friendly interior design of the entrance with a huge Noah ́s ark, the colorful walls and waiting areas and the play corners help families forget to some extent the hospital surroundings. The Foundation also promotes the psycho-social care for our little patients and their parents. Compassionate psychologists, social educators and a kindergarten teacher attend to psychological recovery. A doctor and two nurses are employed for treatment at home for children with cancer or chronic diseases. Six clowns regularly visit the Olgahospital because laughter is truly good medicine. Music therapy in the neonatal intensive care unit and riding therapy for children with psychological illnesses along with theater for children with chronic pain help to accelerate convalescence.
The Olgäle-Foundation has set up a patient’s library which is managed by volunteers. Other volunteers visit the sick children when the parents are unable to stay at their bedside all the time. If the hospital cannot afford new equipment for diagnosis or treatment, the Foundation helps. This helps support treatment, reduce pain, and assist recovery.
The Foundation supports the training center STUPS financially, providing emergency training for doctors, nursing staff and paramedics, along with other training for the staff. For parents there is free counselling in all areas relevant to small children. Cancer research is also supported in the form of partial financial support for a researcher.
The Olgäle-Foundation has planned a great number of projects. To be able to realize these projects, the Foundation depends on support in the future as well. Many donations are necessary so that our little patients continue to have the best chances for recovery.
We look forward to hearing from you via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at Tel. +49 711 27873976.
Olgäle-Stiftung für das kranke Kind e.V.
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