The Rehabilitation of The Recovery Ward of the 'St. Mary' Emergency Hospital for Children in Iasi
Many of these children do not even exist in the social protection statistics and spend up to two years between the bars of a cot, do not see daylight and are not properly fed and stimulated, therefore developing retardation and other medical complications due to their lack of age-appropriate stimulation, which drastically diminishes their chances of reintegration into the natural family or integration a foster family.
The purpose was to empower and raise awareness on the phenomenon of extreme abandonment of these children, a problem existing nationwide.
The short term goal was to provide immediate material and emotional needs, but also provide decent living conditions for the abandoned children cared in the hospitals. The long term impact of the project is to determine the decline of children abandonment and also determine the establish of a modern social protection system, focusing on their transit through the system and their integration into adoptive families.
Between September 2012 and January 2013 nearly 40 children left the hospital in foster families, in foster homes or reintegrated in their natural families.
The improvement of hospitalization conditions of children abandoned and at social risk is reflected in the arranging a children's play rooms with age appropriate stimulating toys, changing of beds, old mattresses and linen and provision with storage cabinets, ordering of five air condition machines for one of the children wards, children measurement scales, neonatal pulsometer etc.
Concealing of over 75 potential adopters about the adoption procedure between September 2012 and January 2013
Project partners: “St. Mary” Emergency Hospital for Children in Iasi