HOSPICE Casa Sperantei has been recognised as one of five Centres of Excellence (palliative care beacons) in Central and Eastern Europe and has received international recognition for the quality of it’s services.
HOSPICE Casa Sperantei was the first medical foundation in the country to specialise in caring for terminally ill patients and their families. It is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation and was set up as an Anglo-Romanian partnership. Our team, comprising of doctors, nurses, physiologists and chaplains care for patients at home, in day centres and in-patient units. Patients who are still mobile can benefit from our services on an out-patient basis.
Our team collaborates with family doctors and consultants. Keeping the relationship with the family doctor is obligatory because they prescribe some of the compensated or free medications. Additionally the family doctor can be consulted whenever it is necessary just as before the patient was referred to HOSPICE.
At the first visit, one of the doctors evaluates the condition of the patient and establishes the treatment program. Subsequent visits from the doctor and nurses are made in consultation with the family depending on the patient’s needs.
Through its educational programmes at the “Princess Diana” Education Centre in Brasov and “Nicholas Edeleanu” Centre in Bucharest, more then 15.000 medical professionals from all over the region have attended palliative care courses. There are now functioning hospice organisations in various parts of Romania including Arges, Bacau, Oradea, Cluj, Constanta, Iasi, Ilfov, Sibiu and Timisoara.