First project completed in Lithuania
The renovation of three public health facilities in Vilnius have improved the accessibility and quality of health care services for children in Lithuania`s most populous region.
On 18 June, the renovation works and modernisation of diagnostic and treatment facilities of the Seskine, Antakalnis and Centras policlinics were concluded. The hospitals provide medical services to 300,000 Vilnius inhabitants.
Prior to the project, the clinics battled long waiting lists and had to place a large number of patients at non-specialised children`s policlinics. Thanks to the renovation and the new organisational structure, the health facilities have increased their effectiveness and avoid unnecessary duplication of tasks at the different centres.
Specialist child health care services have been assigned to each policlinic according to its pool of expertise and experience. A wide range of child health care services are offered for children in various fields, such as child endocrinology, trauma and orthopaedics and ophthalmology, child gastroenterology, pulmonology, allergy and dermatology and child cardiology and neurology.
The policlinics` expect the project to reduce the patient load at non-specialised clinics and improve the patient transfer to the required medical services including reduced waiting time.
This project is the first to be completed among the 82 projects supported by the EEA and Norway Grants in Lithuania. Of these, 42 projects are within the priority sector for health and childcare.
“ESTABLISHMENT OF THE AMBULATORY – CONSULTING CENTRES FOR THE CHILDREN IN VILNIUS CITY, IN ORDER TO IMPROVE ACCESSIBILITY AND QUALITY OF CHILD HEALTH CARE SERVICES”
Health and childcare
Type & project assistance:
Public Entity ekinės Poliklinika
Type of institution:
Grant agreement date:
14 July 2008
The purpose of the Project is to establish three specialised health consultation centers for children in Vilnius, with the overall objective of improving accessibility and quality of child health care services. Reference is made to the application dated 31July, 2007, and to any subsequent correspondence with the Focal Point.
The completed Project shall involve the following activities and results:
- repair works at Antakalnis, Centras and Seskine policlinics;
- purchase of medical equipment for Antakalnis, Centras and Seskine policlinics;
- management and publicity activities.
The Project Promoter is the Public Entity Šeškines Poliklinika. Subject to national law the Project shall be implemented in partnership with Antakalnis and Centras policlinics.
The Focal Point shall ensure that the Lithuanian state budget provides at least 4 percent ; Vilnius City Municipality at least 11 percent; Antakalnis, Centras ans Seskine policlinics each provides at least 1.67 percent of the total estimated eligible project costs.