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Program "Creation & Upgrading of Emergency Departments"

Program "Creation & Upgrading of Emergency Departments"
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MYTILINEOS S.A.

MYTILINEOS S.A. is a leading Greek industrial company active in Metallurgy, Power & Natural Gas, Solar Energy and Storage and Sustainable Infrastructure Projects. Established in Greece in 1990, the Company is listed on the Athens Exchange, has a consolidated turnover in excess of €2.3 billion and employs directly and indirectly more than 3,600 people in Greece and abroad.


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Objective Action

The aim of the initiative "Creation & Upgrading of Emergency Departments" implemented by MYTILINEOS in collaboration with the Association "Treatment of Child Trauma", is the contribution to the creation and upgrading of Emergency Departments (ICUs) in the country. with priority on the areas of the local communities where the company operates, but also the wider information of parents and teachers on the issues of child injuries by participating in the program "Prevention of Child Accidents" by publishing and distributing specialized leaflets "School Safety", " "Home safety", "Safe sports", and "Beware of burns" as prevention remains the most effective treatment for child injuries. Accidents are the leading cause of death and disability of children in our country. It is noted that 50% of serious injuries occur in the so-called safe areas (42.5% at home and 10.4% at school), which indicates the continuing need to inform parents and teachers about injury issues. According to data, about 500,000 children are injured every year in Greece, of which 700 die and 3,000 remain disabled, a fact that could have been reduced if there was immediate treatment within the Pediatric Hospital. The Emergency Department is the link between pre-hospital and in-hospital care for the specialized, immediate and effective treatment of acute cases as well as the stabilization of the injured child who is admitted to the hospital.

 

Target Audience

The beneficiaries of this initiative are the children as the immediate response to injuries is achieved through the new machines, gaining valuable time for the outcome of their health. In addition, the program benefits parents and teachers through the information they receive from specialized forms for child injuries.

 

Duration

The program started in 2018 and is ongoing.


Description

MYTILINEOS, contributes to the creation and upgrading of Emergency Departments (ICUs) in the Health Centers and Pediatric Hospitals of the country, but also the wider information of parents and teachers on the issues of child injuries. Through the implementation of the program it is now possible the service of the immediate response of the University Hospital from the first critical hour for any injury of a child as they have through the contribution of MYTILINEOS important machines such as controlled pressure resuscitation device for neonatal, defibrillator, electrodip, etc. , the company's contribution to the prevention programs of the association continues, by covering the costs of printing and free distribution of information material to teachers and parents as prevention remains the most effective treatment of child injuries. The lack of specialized emergency departments in hospitals was an important trigger for MYTILINEOS to recognize and support the basic right of children to direct access to basic quality health services.


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Impact on Society

From 2018 until today, 10 Emergency Departments have been created in the following areas: Ioannina, Livadia, Hydra, Larissa, Ithaca, Katerini, Nafplio, Florina, Amfissa and Agios Nikolaos of Crete, serving 67,334 children per year with the provision of 130 machines per year , pulse oximeter, defibrillator, etc. At the same time, 50,000 leaflets have been issued, "School Safety", "Home Safety", "Safe Sports", and "Beware of Burns" informing over 3,000 children, parents and teachers.



Initiative Location

The initiative has been implemented in the following areas: Ioannina, Livadia, Hydra, Larissa, Ithaca, Katerini, Nafplio, Florina, Amfissa and Agios Nikolaos, Crete.


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Benefits for Οrganization

MYTILINEOS is on the side of ensuring the rights of childhood over time, through responsible actions and for this reason recognizes and supports the basic right of children to have direct access to basic quality health services. Through this initiative, the company has performed and continues to perform substantial (sustainable) social work with a strong impact on the local communities in which it operates and in the rest of Greece.




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