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Children Hospital Renovation Program by OPAP

Children Hospital Renovation Program by OPAP
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OPAP S.A.

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Objective Action

Building on its already rich contribution to the Health sector and prioritizing the improvement of living conditions for children, OPAP undertook the initiative to renovate the two most important, oldest and largest Children Hospitals in Greece; “Aghia Sophia” and “Pan. & Aglaias Kyriakou”.

The key objectives of OPAP’s Children Hospital Renovation program are to:

  • operationally and technically upgrade at the utmost the Hospital Nursing Units and Outpatient Clinics in need
  • create a pleasant therapeutic environment for the sick children and their relatives via the proper design, chromatic treatment and the entire renovation of hospital premises, waiting and  examination rooms of young patients
 

Target Audience

Primary audience:

  • children and parents across Greece
  • Hospitals’ medical, nursing and management stuff

Secondary audience:

  • general public
  • OPAP employees
 

Duration

The project initiated in 2014 and continues.


Description

In the pillar of Health, OPAP has set as its priority to improve the therapeutic environment of the two largest and most important Children Hospitals, “Aghia Sofia” and “P&A Kyriakou”, who serve children from all over Greece. On that ground it marshals resources, energy and creativity to offer a pleasant therapeutic environment to the children, their parents, the nursing and the medical stuff. Already the ambitious project is in full progress and has showcased significant results.

Moreover, OPAP rolls out the “Route of Contribution” activation aiming to sensitize the general public and its employees. On the occasion of the Athens Authentic Marathon it has developed a dedicated application inviting people to participate and support the significant initiative of the Hospital Renovation. The users through downloading the application or visiting the microsite could answer to Marathon related quizzes or run (the application counted the total distance run by a user). For every kind of participation, OPAP offered an amount of money to the renovation project. 


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Impact on Society

OPAP has completed more than 82% of the Children Hospitals renovation project.

The company started the renovation initiative in 2014 in the context of its CSR program. Up until today, OPAP has completed more than 82% of the renovation project in the two largest pediatric hospitals of Greece that treat young patients from across the country. Specifically, OPAP has delivered a total of 26 renovation works, 20 of them being renovated nursing wards. The total renovation work covers 12,680 sq. meters and has a capacity of 467 beds.

A key component of the renovation is the creation of a pleasant therapeutic environment for the sick children and their relatives via the proper design, chromatic treatment and the entire renovation of hospital premises, waiting and examination rooms of young patients.

Indicatively some of the works that have been completed:

1. In “P.A. Kyriacou” Children Hospital:

  • Nursing Unit of the 2nd floor and Renal Dialysis reception area that covers a total area of 700 m2 and has a capacity of 24 beds
  • 2nd floor A’ wing Nursing Unit with an area of 700 m2 that has a capacity of 32 beds
  • Central entrances of the ground and 1st floor
  • 3rd floor A’ wing Nursing Unit that has a capacity of 30 beds and covers an area of 550 m2.
  • New Central Elevator
  • Infectious diseases Unit on the 1st floor, where COVID-19 cases are treated
  • In 2020, OPAP renovated completely the Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology Nursing Unit that has a capacity of 24 beds and covers an area of 610 m2. The renovation project has been completed amidst the adversities brought by COVID-19

2. "Agia Sofia" Children's Hospital Renovation

  • 3rd floor Cardiology Ward that covers a total area of 570 m2 and has a capacity of 20 beds
  • 2 Nursing units of the 4th floor that cover a total area of 1,610m2 and has a capacity of 70 beds
  • 2 nursing units of the 5th floor that cover a total area of 1,800 m2 and has a capacity of 50 beds
  • The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that has a capacity of 50 incubators
  • 2 Staircases of the building across the 9 floors.
  • Central Entrance of the 1st floor that covers an area of 354m2
  • A’ & B’ Orthopedical Unit that covers a total area of 570 m2 and has a capacity of 29 beds
  • The surgical hallway of the 2nd floor that covers a total area of 180 m2
  • A’ & B’ Surgical Unit of the 2nd floor that covers an area of 560m2 with a capacity of 32 beds
  • In 2020 we delivered the Cardiology Nursing Unit, that has a capacity of 20 beds and covers 570 m2. The projects has been completed amidst the adversities brought by COVID-19 pandemic.

Modern infrastructure and a pleasant hospitalization environment of the the children, the medical and the nursing staff.

The doctors and the nurses of the Pediatric Hospitals are glad that they work is a functional environment with the most up-to-date infrastructure, wich helps them offer upgraded health services and contributes to a faster healing process for the children.

Below you may find some of their testimonials:

Emmanouil Papasavvas, Joint Governor of the Children Hospitals: The Children Hospitals have entered a new orbit of upgrading and modernizing their services, due to the generous offer by OPAP. This is an inspiring project which started in 2014 and continues with the same pace even today, despite the adversities of the pandemic. I would like to thank OPAP for this initiative, which puts us in the pleasant position of enjoying upgraded and friendly for the young patients Children Hospitals in our country.

Kosmas Kotsonis, Director of NHS A’ Pediatric Department: «The aesthetics of the area is impeccable and is reflected in the psychology of the young patients. I am not only the Director of the NHS A’ Pediatric Department. I am also a parent and recently I am a grandfather. It is really important to know that there are such hospital areas for a difficult time in our children lives».

Maria Tsampra, pediatrician: «Significant interventions have take place. Not just decorative but also in technical and medical equipment. The Hospital today is adequate to European stnanrads. I am truly delighted that such a magnificent project has taken place that contributes to the health of our children, who are the future adults. By supporting children, we support our own future».

Eugene Kompoti, head of A’ Pediatrics Department: «The change in the hospital is huge. Apart from being a head nurse, I am also a grandmother and you understand the importance that the Children Hospitals have for me. This is really important in order to treat and hospitalize our children with dignity».

 



Initiative Location

  • The two pediatric hospitals are based in Athens and serve children across the country since they are the largest Children Hospitals in Greece
  • The sensitization campaign that invites everyone to participate in a symbolic way engages everyoned across Greece through a multifaceted and strong communication plan. 

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Working with Organization

The program is implemented in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, the 1st Regional Health Directorate of Athens and the management of the two hospitals, “Aghia Sofia” and “P&A Kyriakou”


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Workers Participation

OPAP employees are continuously updated in the progress of the project. Moreover they actively participated in the “Route of Contribution” activation. 

The initiative is implemented by the Corporate Social Responsibility Team in collaboration with a cross-functional team, comprised of several departments of the organizations (procurement, technichal department e.t.c)

OPAP employees are continuously updated on the development of the project and on the awareness raising initiatives and are invited to sensitize and inform their own frends and families. The are also invited to volunteer in initiatives that aim to support the young patients through various occasions such as seasonal activations, when they deliver gifts to the hospitalized patients. 


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Benefits for Οrganization

  • The project reinforces OPAP's social profile,  through our contribution in society and especially in vulnerable groups, such as children and the parents of young patients. 
  • Sensitization and engagement of OPAP employees and increase of their pride since they are working for a Socially Responsible company.
  • Based on the results of OPAP reputation monthly survey, the Hospital renovation initiative has significantly increased OPAP CSR recognition: 72% of our customers aknowledge the importance of our work, 67% of total audience aknowledge the importance of our work and 77% of non-customers aknowledge the importance of our work. OPAP has been for the past two years the top company in CSR awareness in Greece, amongst other companies who are very active in the area.



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