Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Effective Date: 16/03/2018

Pediatric Trauma Care, a non-for-profit association with its registered seat at 1A, Gythiou str., Halandri 152 31, Athens, Greece (“Pediatric Trauma Care,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of information we may collect from our on-line visitors. To this end, we are committed to respecting the privacy of our on-line visitors. It is our intent to balance our legitimate interests in collecting and using information received from and about you with your reasonable expectations of privacy. This Privacy Policy describes how we handle information learned about you from your visit to our Internet site www.pedtrauma.gr (the/this “Site”).

Personal Data

Pediatric Trauma Care collects non-sensitive personal data about you, such as:

• Name,
• Surname,
• Profession,
• Address,
• Telephone Number,
• E-mail address,
• Bank account data and other information, only when voluntarily provided by a Site visitor upon completion of the Site’s Membership Form.

Any and all such personal data collected by us is processed in order to:

• Administer our members’ database,
• Respond to your inquiries and fulfill your requests and complete your transactions/donations,
• Analyze data for statistical purposes,
• With your consent, send you administrative information, such as changes to our Policies, as well as marketing communications that we believe may be of interest to you.

Except as described in this Privacy Policy, we do not allow such collected information to be sold, traded, disclosed to or viewed by any third party.
We may, however, share the personal data we collect about you in limited circumstances, including:

• when you grant us your consent to share this information;
• when we are required by law, regulation or legal process to disclose such information; or
• when such disclosure is required in connection with an investigation conducted by judicial authorities in relation to suspected and/or actual illegal activity.

Non-Personal Usage Information

We may also collect certain non-personally identifiable information about your use of our Site automatically (“Usage Information”). For example, we collect your IP address and browser information every time you visit our Site. This information is used to analyze and improve our Site and provide our users with a fulfilling experience. We may share Usage Information or aggregate information (information that does not directly identify an individual) with third parties for lawful purposes.

Cookie Data

This Site may use “cookies” to store and sometimes track information about your on-line visits. Cookies are pieces of information that are sent to browsers from a web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies can tell us how and when pages in an Internet site are visited and by how many people. This technology does not collect personally identifiable information; the information collected is in an aggregate, non-identifiable form. You will remain anonymous throughout your visit. Cookies are commonly used on Internet sites and do not harm your computer. With the information we can learn through this technology, we hope to improve this Site.

We use Google Analytics on the Site to collect Usage Information and to analyze how users use the Site. For this purpose, a cookie is installed on your computer. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. 
Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
Besides changing your browser settings, you can opt-out from Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Links to Other Sites

As a resource to our visitors, Pediatric Trauma Care may provide links to other Internet sites. Please be aware that we do not control other Internet sites nor have any liability for their content whatsoever and that, in any case, this Privacy Policy does not apply to those Internet sites. We encourage you to read the privacy policy of every Internet site you visit.

Minors

This Site is not intended for children under the age of 15. We will not knowingly collect information from Site visitors in this age group. If you think that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 15, please contact us with the information below, in order to delete all relevant personal information. Parents and guardians are urged to monitor and supervise their children’s online activity.
How We Protect Your Information
We use reasonable security procedures to protect your information. However, no data over the Internet is guaranteed to be 100% secure. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of your information and you understand that any information that you transfer or transmit to us is done at your own risk.

Your Rights

At any time, you may exercise your right to access your data. Additionally, provided that the respective requirements are met, you may exercise the following rights:
• Right to rectification,
• Right to erasure,
• Right to restriction of processing,
• Right to object to the processing,
• Right to lodge a complaint with the competent data protection authority,
• Right to data portability.

Retention Period

We will retain your personal data for as long as needed or permitted in light of the purpose(s) for which it was obtained and as outlined in this Privacy Policy. The criteria used to determine our retention periods include: (i) the length of time we have an ongoing relationship with you and provide the Site to you; (ii) whether there is a legal obligation to which we are subject; or (iii) whether retention is advisable in light of our legal position (such as in regard to the enforcement of applicable statutes of limitations, litigation or regulatory investigations).

Changes

Any changes to this Privacy Policy will be posted on this page and may be made at any time without notice. Accordingly, we recommend that you consult this page frequently so that you are aware of our latest policy and/or any changes to this Privacy Policy. Your continued use of our Site after we have posted notice of such modifications or updates shall constitute your acceptance of any such new or revised Privacy Policy.

Contact Us

If you have questions or comments about our privacy practices or if you want to exercise your rights, please contact us via [email protected] or +30 210 6741 933.

“Pediatric Trauma Care”’s Map of Greece



ATHENS

“Aghia Sophia” Children’s Hospital

“Aglaia Kyriakou” Children’s Hospital

“Paidon Pentelis” Children’s Hospital

University General Hospital “ATTIKON”

Aretaieio Hospital

“Tzaneio” General Hospital of Piraeus

Accommodation Facility for Unaccompanied Minors in Kypseli

Accommodation Facility for Unaccompanied Minors in Nikaia

General Anti-Cancer Oncology Hospital of Athens “Aghios Savvas”

General Hospital of Nikaia “Aghios Panteleimon”

ARGO – SARONIC ISLANDS

Health Center of Hydra

Health Center of Salamina

DODECANESE

“Andreas Papandreou” General Hospital in Rhodes

General Hospital of Leros

Health Center of Ebona in Rhodes

Hospital of Kastellorizo

Health Center of Tilos

General Hospital – Health Center of Kos

Regional Health Center of Kasos

Regional Health Center of Astypalaia

Health Center of Patmos

Regional Health Center of Chalki

Regional Health Center of Nisyros

Regional Health Center of Fournoi Korseon

Regional Health Center of Lipsi

IONIAN ISLANDS

Corfu General Hospital

General Hospital of Zakynthos “Aghios Dionysios”

Health Center of Paxoi

Health Center of Ithaca

General Hospital-Health Center of Kythira

General Hospital of Cephalonia

General Hospital of Lefkada

THESSALY

University Hospital of Larissa

“Axillopouleio” General Hospital in Volos

General Hospital of Larissa

General Hospital of Trikala

General Hospital of Karditsa

THRACE

General University Hospital of Alexandroupolis

General Hospital of Didymoteicho

EPIRUS

General Hospital of Arta

General Hospital of Ioannina “G. Hatzikosta”

University General Hospital of Ioannina

General Hospital – Health Center of Filiates

General Hospital of Preveza

CRETE

University General Hospital of Irakleion – Crete “PAGNI”

General Hospital of Rethymno

General Hospital of Chania “St. George”

General Hospital of Aghios Nikolaos

CYCLADES

General Hospital of Syros

Health Center of Sifnos

General Hospital – Health Center of Naxos

Health Center of Milos

Health Center of Tinos

Health Center of Andros

Health Center of Ios

Regional Health Center of Serifos

Regional Health Center of Sikinos

Regional Health Center of Folegandros

Regional Health Center of Kimolos

Regional Health Center of Koufonisia

Regional Health Center of Anafi

Regional Health Center of Kea

Regional Health Center of Irakleia

Regional Health Center of Therassia

MACEDONIA

“Ippocration” Thessaloniki’s General Hospital

General Hospital of Thessaloniki “G. Gennimatas – Ο Aghios Dimitrios”

General Hospital of Kilkis

General Hospital of Chalkidiki Polygyros

General Hospital of Serres

General Hospital of Kastoria

General Hospital of Veria

General Hospital of Ptolemaida “Mpodosakeio”

General Hospital of Pella – Hospital Unit of Edessa

General Hospital of Katerini

General Hospital of Grevena

General Hospital of Florina “Eleni Th. Dimitriou”

General Hospital of Kozani

General Hospital of Naoussa

General Hospital of Drama

Health Center of Iasmos

AEGEAN ISLANDS

“Vostanio” General Hospital in Mytilini

General Hospital of Samos “Aghios Panteleimon”

“Skylitseio” General Hospital of Chios

Health Center of Karlovasi in Samos

Health Center of Samothraki

Health Center of Prinos (Thassos)

PELOPONNESE

General Hospital of Pyrgos “Andreas Papandreou”

“Karamandaneio” General Hospital in Patras

General Hospital of Argolida – Hospital Unit of Nafplio

Health Center of Galatas

General Hospital of Tripolis

General Hospital of Argolida – Hospital Unit of Argos

General Hospital of Amaliada

General Hospital of Messinia – Hospital Unit of Kyparissia

Health Center of Kranidi

General Hospital of Corinth

Regional Health Center of Sparta

Regional Health Center of Elafonisos

General Hospital of Laconia – Hospital Unit of Molaoi

General Hospital – Health Center of Kalavryta

General Hospital of Aigio

SPORADES

Health Center of Skiathos

Regional Health Center of Skyros

CENTRAL GREECE

General Hospital of Karpenisi

General Hospital of Lamia

General Hospital of Livadeia

General Hospital of Chalkida

General Hospital – Health Center of Karystos

General Hospital of Amfissa

General Hospital of Agrinio

General Hospital – Health Center of Kymi

Health Center of Istiaia

General Hospital of Messolonghi “Hatzikosta”

General Hospital of Thebes

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    Our project (September 2022) 



    “THE HELLENIC INITIATIVE Australia” presents Pediatric Trauma Care – its partner charity in Greece (July 2022)




    Pedtrauma – Providing lifesaving care for children in Greece. An interview with Pedtrauma’s president, Natasha Clive-Vrecossis. (video by “THE HELLENIC INITIATIVE Australia”)




    Every year 22.000.000 children around the world are severely injured!!! The prompt and proper treatment of the injured child during the first critical hour (known as the ”Golden Hour”) may save its life…

    Leading causes of death for ages 0-19

    Leading causes of death (ages 0-19)

    (Source:  National Statistical Service of Greece)

     

    The following table shows the leadingcategories of children’s deaths based on the most recent data provided by the National Statistical Service of Greece. 

      

    Cause of death

    2000 2001

    Accidents

    339 347

    Situations of perinatal origin

    293 237

    Congenital anomalies

    267 263
    Malignant neoplasm  * 82 69
    Other bacterial diseases  35 18
    Diseases of the nervous system  37 33
    Total   1053 967

          * of other unspecified sites

       

    Percentage of accidents (based on the total number of deaths)

    32.19% 35.88%

    Goals

    1. Creation of Trauma Centers in the Paediatric Hospitals of Greece.

    2. Donation of medical equipment urgently needed by the Paediatric Hospitals.

    Read more

    3. Presentations of Trauma Prevention for children in Public and Private schools.

    4. Financial support of the APLS Hellas (Advanced Paediatric Life Support) seminars held in Greece, for the education of Doctors and Nurses on the specific needs concerning Child Trauma.

    Information

    To become a Member of “Pediatric Trauma Care” 

    The annual subscription fee is 60 Euro and one can become a Life Member by paying 500 Euro.

    The bank accounts of “Pediatric Trauma Care” are: 

    Alpha Bank (Greece)

    α) 115 00 2002 027759 / IBAN GR36 0140 1150 1150 0200 2027 759

    β) 115 002101 195694 / IBAN GR53 0140 1150 1150 0210 1195 694

    You may contact us:

    by sending us an e-mail at [email protected] 

    or

    by sending us the deposit receipt by fax at  +30 210 6743 950.

    Please inform the office of “Pediatric Trauma Care” when the payment has been made, so that the relevant receipt and Membership Card can be sent to you. 

    Collaborations

    Sponsors / Friends
    The Charity “Pediatric Trauma Care” sincerely thanks all our Sponsors, Benefactors, Grantors and Friends for their invaluable support.


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    George Youroukos family

    John V. Vardinoyannis

    Patricia and Marietta Sapounaki

    Dionyssios D. Vrecossis Family

    S A M O U R K A S   F O U N D A N T I O N


    Supporters (in alphabetical order)

    • Aegean Airlines
    • Afoi Apostolopouloi
    • Athinaiki Mediclinic
    • Alassia Newships Management
    • Allou Fun Park
    • “AMALIA” Group of Hotels
    • Anezoulaki Bros Fieratex S.A.
    • Anamet
    • Andreas Coiffures
    • Anemolia Hotel
    • Anna Virvili
    • Antenna Chanel
    • Appco Group Hellas S.A.
    • Arcadia Shipmanagement Co. Ltd
    • Artemide
    • Association des Dames Grecques de Genève
    • Athénée – Panas Group
    • Athens Exchange
    • Athens Marriott Hotel
    • Attica Bank SA
    • Attica Department Stores
    • Attica Zoological Park
    • Bacardi Hellas S.A.
    • Baccarat Greece
    • Balloonorama
    • Beiersdorf Hellas S.A.
    • Biopromitheftiki Ltd
    • Blue Star Ferries
    • Boussias Communications
    • Boutari Winery
    • Campion School
    • “Captain Vassilis and Carmen Konstantakopoulos” Foundation
    • Capuano Insurance Brokers S.A.
    • Carrefour – Marinopoulos S.A.
    • Casa Delfino Hotel & Spa
    • Casa Di Fiori
    • Chandris Hotels
    • Chicco
    • Codice Blu
    • COSMOTE e-Value
    • Costamare Shipping Company S.A.
    • Costa Navarino
    • Crystal Mountain Hotel
    • De Agostini
    • Degustation
    • Delta S.A.
    • DEMO S.A.
    • Deros The Shop
    • Desmos
    • Desfa
    • Draeger Hellas
    • Earth’s Brands
    • E.J. Papadopoulos
    • E-Lambridis design
    • Elatos Resort & Health Club
    • Eliza
    • Elpen S.A. – Pharmaceutical Industry
    • Epirotiki
    • ERT S.A. (Greek Radio Television)
    • Estee Lauder
    • Eurobank
    • Eurobulk Ltd
    • Euroclinic Children’s Hospital
    • EURO Insurance
    • FARAN S.A.
    • Fevronia Luxury Concepts
    • FiveTwenty
    • Folli Follie
    • Fortius Ship Management Ltd
    • Gargaretta
    • Garlson Wagonlit Travel
    • Gaspar Food ‘n’ Mood
    • Generali Hellas – Insurance Company S.A.
    • Georges Coiffures
    • Glavas
    • Global Sustain
    • Glykeria Psarra
    • Grace Foundation
    • Grande Bretagne Hotel
    • Greek America Foundation
    • Group “The Helping Hand”
    • HaMed – Chalabalakis S.A.
    • Hellenic Associaton of Orthopaedics, Surgery & Traumatology
    • Hellenic Halyvourgia
    • Hellenic Hypermarkets Sklavenitis S.A.
    • Hellenic Society for Emergency Medicine
    • Hellenic Sports Club Hermes 1877
    • Hilton Athens
    • Holmes Place
    • Horizon Travel
    • Hygeia Hospital
    • i-D Concept Stores
    • iL SALOTTO
    • ING Group
    • Intelligent Media Ltd
    • Inter Medica
    • Invitromed
    • Jewel Fix
    • Karl Storz Ltd
    • Kartland Pallinis SM Ltd
    • Kavos Naxos Hotel
    • Kinosoma
    • Kokofoinikas
    • Kollias Car Service
    • Konstantinos Daskolias
    • Koolfly
    • Kotsovolos Dixons South – East Europe
    • Ktima G. Kokotou
    • Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm
    • La Chocolatiere
    • La Piazzetta
    • Las Hotel & Spa
    • Laskaris Optical
    • Latsco Shipping Limited
    • Les Connaisseurs
    • Lidl Hellas
    • LMZ Shipping S.A.
    • Matchbox
    • Marianna Petridis Jewelry
    • Marika Eliades Foundation
    • Medical Anti-Aging Center
    • Meditrust Ltd
    • MEKO – Car Dealers
    • Menoo all about taste
    • Metrolab S.A.
    • Microsoft Hellas
    • MINETTA Insurance Brokers S.A.
    • Moraitis School
    • Mothercare
    • Nestle Hellas
    • New Horizons
    • Nomikos D.Avek
    • Novartis Hellas
    • N. Papapostolou S.A.
    • Obdec
    • Oscar
    • Oteglobe S.A.
    • Papillon Bistrot
    • PENTE S.A. – Galaxias Supermarkets
    • Pet Love – Kokkolis Ltd
    • PhilAction
    • Plaisio Computers
    • Plakogiannakis Eleni
    • Plakogiannakis George
    • Plastika Kritis
    • Platirachos
    • Plomari Ouzo Distillery Isidoros Arvanitis S.A.
    • Poniros Dimitrios
    • Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort
    • PriceWaterhouseCoopers Business Solutions
    • Proton S.A.
    • Radisson Blu Park Hotel
    • Ratka
    • “Renato” Institute
    • S.A.K.A. – Athens College Alumni Association
    • SafeBulkers Management Ltd.
    • Sapou
    • Selima
    • Sézane
    • Sigma Medical
    • So Laki
    • spiti neat eat + drinks
    • St George Lycabettus Hotel
    • Sygelidis Group / AIGLON
    • Technomar Shipping Inc
    • Teleflex Medical Hellas
    • Théâtre Grec de Genève
    • The Lost Unicorn Hotel
    • “Themistoklis” Educational Organization
    • The Chatzigakis Manor
    • The Concept Terminal
    • Thenamaris
    • TITAN SA
    • Toys Academy
    • Typografeio Chalabardaki
    • Up therapy
    • VARDAS
    • V. & G. Vasilakis GP
    • Vassilenas Restaurant
    • VETO S.A.
    • Virtus Pharma
    • Vision
    • Vourakis Jewelry
    • Wella Hellas SM LTD
    • Women’s Organization “Amaryllides”
    • Zefyros Restaurant
    • Zoodohos Pigi

     


    Friends (in alphabetical order)

    • Altair Travel & Congress
    • ASK Digital – Mr Kostas Sofianos
    • Athens College
    • “Athens Half Marathon” Organizing Committee
    • “Athens Marathon. The Authentic” Organizing Committee
    • Christofle
    • Creation
    • D. Vrecossis – Industrial Equipment
    • El Greco Drycleaner
    • F. Lavdas S.A.
    • G. Pitsilis & Co.
    • Greek Motorbike Federation
    • “Insider” Magazine – Mrs Sudha Nair Eliades
    • “Kessaris” Jewelers
    • La Beauté Med Spa
    • “M. Theologou”
    • Pharmacy Pitselis & Co. GP
    • Pharmacy Fani G. Kotsis & Co. LP
    • QualityNet Foundation
    • SEGAS
    • Stavros Papadopoulos, Fine Gems
    • Technokids Technoplus
    • Varsos Kifisia S.A.
    • Zillion’s
    • Mrs Hariklia Alexaki-Katsambi
    • Mrs Anna Marie Angelopoulos
    • Mr Dimitrios Asimakis
    • Mr Konstantinos Asimakis – Frames
    • Miss Natalia Averoff
    • Mr Nicholas Benopoulos
    • Mr & Mrs Gerasimos Contomichalos
    • Mr Charles de Blondo
    • Mrs Sophia Doxiadis-Zavvos
    • Mrs Christina Dutton
    • Mrs Davina Psycha Dutton
    • Mr & Mrs Nikos Eliascos
    • Mr & Mrs Kostis Georgiles
    • Mrs Maria Gertsou
    • Mrs Liana Ghalanos
    • Mr & Mrs George Gkovotsis
    • Mr & Mrs Daki Ioannou
    • Mr & Mrs Alexandros Kairis
    • Mrs Selli Koen-Namia
    • Mr & Mrs George Kokotos
    • Mr John Kougias
    • Mr & Mrs Constantine Koulouvatos
    • Mrs Eleni Labridi
    • Miss Eirini Lemos
    • Mr & Mrs Nicholas Lemos
    • Mr & Mrs Anastasis Margaronis
    • Mr Peter Marsellos
    • Mr Terry Marsellos
    • Mrs Anna Maria Mazarakis
    • Mr & Mrs Andreas Michalopoulos
    • Mrs Helen Mitrelis
    • Mrs Mina Nomidou-Patera
    • Mr George Ntavlas
    • Mrs Lena Papalexopoulou
    • Mr Dimitrios Prokopiou
    • Mr & Mrs Pavlos Samios
    • Mr & Mrs Dimitris Sofianopoulos
    • Mr Marios Tériade Eleftheriadis & Mr Konstantinos Tektonidis – “Urgent Need Seamstresses”
    • Mr Thodoris Tokas
    • Mr Stephen Tsagkridis
    • Mrs Claire Tsalouhidou-Chatzimina
    • Mr Dimitris Tsoukanas
    • Mr & Mrs. Nicholas Tzortzoglou
    • Mr John Georgiou Vlahakis
    • Mr & Mrs. Antonis Vourakis
    • Mr George Vourganas




    Communication Sponsors (in alphabetical order)

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    • Action 24
    • Antenna
    • Capital Link
    • CSRindex
    • Estia Ependitiki S.A. – Mr Ioannis Filippakis
    • Global Sustain
    • Global TV
    • HuffPost Greece
    • I Dinami tis Prosforas
    • Marketing Week
    • Mega Channel
    • MIA ORA
    • Νerit
    • Newspaper Dimokratia
    • Newspaper Eleftheria
    • Newspaper Espresso
    • Newspaper Estia
    • Newspaper Kathimerini
    • Newspaper Orthodoxi Alitheia
    • One Channel
    • Radio Alpha 989
    • Radio Athens 984
    • Radio Epikoinonia 94
    • Radio ERA 91,6
    • Radio ΕΡΤ3 102
    • Radio Pepper 96,6
    • Radio Piraeus Church 91,2
    • Radio Praktoreio 104,9
    • Radio SKAI 100,3
    • SKAI
    • Sofokleousin.gr
    • Star Channel




    Acknowledgements 


    We would like to thank all the sponsors and supporters who wished to remain anonymous.


    Furthermore, the Board of Directors of the Non Governmental Organization “Pediatric Trauma Care” would like to thank the doctors at the University Hospital “Johns Hopkins” who repeatedly offered their services pro bono as Instructors at Pediatric Resuscitation and First Aid seminars. Also a special thank you to Professor Charles N. Paidas, Rector of the University of South Florida, and to the Greek Trainers who selflessly offered their time in order to conduct educational seminars.



    Note: The NGO “Pediatric Trauma Care” is not responsible for the content of the websites of the above sponsors / friends.

    Education

    A few years ago we began a program to educate children on trauma prevention. We visit schools and talk to children, teachers and parents about how to prevent accidents from happening. To date we have spoken to 52.162 children and 3.211 teachers and parents. We have also published brochures on: “Safety at School”, “Safety at Home”, “Prevention of Burns”, “Road Safety”, ”Respect the Animals”, “Sports and Safety” and many more which we distribute to the children and parents we meet. We also send these informative booklets to schools in areas of Greece that we cannot visit, and of course they can be found in all the big Paediatric Hospitals. It has been statistically proven that by introducing Trauma Prevention into the schools the number and severity of accidents occurring has been reduced by up to 50%.

    Another part of this program is the publication of articles, in all the major newspapers and magazines, around holiday times on children’s safety and tips on what to be careful of and how to prevent accidents from happening.


    2021

    This year we visited 31 Primary schools and spoke to 814 children, as well as 61 Nursery schools where we spoke to 1.372 youngsters. During our visits, we handed out a total of 24.100 Trauma Prevention leaflets in the hope that this information will be passed back to parents and siblings. We also distributed more than 42.000 brochures to the Hospitals and Health Centers we have equipped over the years, in order to inform the parents visiting the Hospitals.

    2020

    This year we visited 8 Primary schools and spoke to 1.173 children, as well as 10 Nursery schools where we spoke to 392 youngsters. Unfortunately, another 25 scheduled presentations were postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We handed out Trauma Prevention leaflets on all our visits in the hope that this information will be passed back to the parents and siblings.

    2019

    This year we visited 9 Primary schools and spoke to 1.417 children and 21 Nursery schools where we spoke to 1.025 youngsters. We, also, visited the 99th Primary school in Athens, as part of the “Open Schools” program which was organized by the Municipality of Athens, and the 4th Primary school in Rafina and talked to the parents about trauma prevention. On all our visits we handed out Trauma Prevention leaflets in the hope that this information will be passed back to the parents and siblings.

    2018

    This year we visited 11 Primary schools and spoke to 1.950 children and 19 Nursery schools where we spoke to 874 youngsters. We also educated 25 children 6-12 years old about trauma prevention, in the frames of the summer educational program “Listening and Welcoming” of Caritas Hellas in the Refugee Hospitality Structure in Neos Kosmos. We also visited the “ΒLOOM” Kindergarden in Kifisia and the 4th Public Kindergarden in Chalandri and talked to the Parents about trauma prevention. On all our visits we handed out Trauma Prevention leaflets in the hope that this information will be passed back to the parents and siblings.

    2017

    This year we visited 7 Primary schools and spoke to 772 children and 25 Nursery schools where we spoke to 1.035 youngsters. We also attended the event “Stories from the Open Schools of the Municipality of Athens” by visiting a total number of 5 schools in Athens to inform children about Trauma Prevention”. On all our visits we handed out Trauma Prevention leaflets in the hope that this information will be passed back to the parents and siblings.

    2016

    This year we visited 5 Primary schools and spoke to 624 children and 26 Nursery schools where we spoke to 1.037 youngsters. We also visited the Kindergarten “Glykogalousa” in Santorini, the Cultural Center in Thrakomakedones and the Avenue Mall to talk about Trauma Prevention. On all our visits we handed out Trauma Prevention leaflets in the hope that this information will be passed back to the parents and siblings.

    2015

    This year we visited 12 Primary schools and spoke to 1,215 children and 21 Nursery schools where we spoke to 661 youngsters. We also visited the “Pnoe” Educational Psychology Center in Zefyri, the 7th Public school in Metamorfosi, the 20th Public school in Ilioupoli, the 4th Public school in Spata and talked to the Parents about trauma prevention. On all our visits we handed out Trauma Prevention leaflets in the hope that this information will be passed back to the parents and siblings.

    2014

    This year we visited 13 Primary schools and spoke to 2,049 children and 20 Nursery schools where we spoke to 1.107 youngsters. We also visited the “Pnoe” Educational Psychology Center in Ilioupoli, the University General Hospital ”Attiko” in Athens and talked to the Parents about trauma prevention. On all our visits we handed out Trauma Prevention leaflets in the hope that this information will be passed back to the parents and siblings.

    2013

    This year we visited 14 Primary schools and spoke to 2,005 children and 14 Nursery schools where we spoke to 783 youngsters. We also visited the ”PLAYGROUP HELLAS”  and talked to the Parents about trauma prevention. On all our visits we handed out Trauma Prevention leaflets in the hope that this information will be passed back to the parents and siblings.

    2012

    This year we visited 13 Primary schools and spoke to 2,508 children and 10 Nursery schools where we spoke to 844 youngsters. We also visited the Montessori House in Alimo and talked to the Teachers about trauma prevention and spoke to Parents and Teachers at the 17th Public school in Kallithea. On all our visits we handed out Trauma Prevention leaflets in the hope that this information will be passed back to the parents and siblings.

    Medical Seminars

    From March 2000 to November 2009 Pedtrauma organized 15 Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) seminars for doctors and surgeons, and 3 Basic Life Support (BLS) seminars for nurses. These seminars were held in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Baltimore. The sole purpose of these seminars was to train surgeons, doctors, nurses and Ambulance paramedics on how to help injured children the fastest and best way possible.

    Through these seminars 510 Doctors and 90 Nurses were trained by visiting Professors from the Johns Hopkins University Hospital and their Greek counterparts.

    In early 2010 our Charity decided,due to the deteriorating economic climate,to collaborate with “APLS Hellas” and instead of organizing seminars ourselves to use our resources to partially fund the doctors’ participation fee and to wholly fund the nurses’ participation fee in these seminars.

    The “APLS Hellas” seminars Pedtrauma has funded are as follows:

    39) January 25th & January 26th 2020 an Advanced Paediatric Life Support seminar held at the Paediatric Developmental Center “Apostolos Fokas” in the “Ippocration” Thessaloniki’s General Hospital for 32 Doctors and Surgeons was partially funded by Pedtrauma.

    38) November 30th & December 1st 2019 an Advanced Paediatric Life Support seminar held at Ibis Styles Hotel Heraklion central (Heraklion, Crete) for 32 Doctors and Surgeons was partially funded by Pedtrauma.

    37) November 2nd-3rd 2019 an Advanced Paediatric Life Support seminar held at ELPEN S.A. (Pikermi, Athens) for 29 Doctors and Surgeons was partially funded by Pedtrauma.

    36) October 19th 2019 a Paediatric Life Support seminar held in Ierapetra, Crete for 24 Nurses was partially funded by Pedtrauma.

    35) June 8th 2019 a Paediatric Life Support seminar held at the University of Crete for 22 Nurses was partially funded by Pedtrauma.

    34) May 25th-26th 2019 an Advanced Paediatric Life Support seminar held at the IASO Paidon for 30 Doctors and Surgeons was partially funded by Pedtrauma.

    33) February 2nd-3rd 2019 an Advanced Paediatric Life Support seminar held at the University of Crete for 25 Doctors was partially funded by Pedtrauma.

    32) October 20th-21st 2018 an Advanced Paediatric Life Support seminar held at the Porto Palace Hotel inThessaloniki for 30 Doctors and Surgeons was partially funded by Pedtrauma.

    31) June 30th 2018 a Paediatric Life Support seminar held at Chania of Crete for 24 Nurses was partially funded by Pedtrauma.

    30) May 12th-13th 2018 an Advanced Paediatric Life Support seminar held at the IASO Paidon for 31 Doctors and Surgeons was partially funded by Pedtrauma.

    29) May 5th 2018 a Paediatric Life Support seminar held at the University of Crete for 24 Nurses was partially funded by Pedtrauma.

    28) March 3rd-4th 2018 an Advanced Paediatric Life Support seminar held at University of Crete for 20 Doctors and Surgeons was partially funded by Pedtrauma.

    27) December 16th 2017 a Paediatric Life Support seminar held at Rethymno of Crete for 22 Nurses was partially funded by Pedtrauma.

    26) November 4th-5th 2017 an Advanced Paediatric Life Support seminar held at the University of Crete for 24 Doctors and Surgeons was partially funded by Pedtrauma.

    25) October 7th-8th 2017 an Advanced Paediatric Life Support seminar held at the Porto Palace Hotel inThessaloniki for 34 Doctors and Surgeons was partially funded by Pedtrauma.

    24) October 6th-7th 2017 a Paediatric Life Support seminar held at Siteia of Crete for 22 Nurses was partially funded by Pedtrauma.

    23) May 6th 2017 a Paediatric Life Support seminar held at the University of Crete for 24 Nurses was partially funded by Pedtrauma.

    22) May6th-7th 2017 an Advanced Paediatric Life Support seminar held at the IASO Paidon for 36 Doctors and Surgeons was partially funded by Pedtrauma.

    21) February 4th 2017 a Paediatric Life Support seminar held at the University of Crete for 26 Nurses was partially funded by Pedtrauma.

    20) December 17th 2016 a Paediatric Life Support seminar held at the University of Crete for 27 Nurses was partially funded by Pedtrauma.

    19) September 10th 2016 a Paediatric Life Support seminar held at the University of Crete for 26 Nurses was partially funded by Pedtrauma.

    18) June 25th-26th 2016 an Advanced Paediatric Life Support seminar held at the University of Crete for 28 Doctors and Surgeons was partially funded by Pedtrauma.

    17) March 20th 2016 an Advanced Paediatric Life Support seminar held for the Scientific Society of Hellenic Medical Students for 50 Students was funded by Pedtrauma.

    16) December 12th-13th 2015 an Advanced Paediatric Life Support seminar held at the Athens Medical Group for 35 Doctors and Surgeons was partially funded by Pedtrauma.

    15) June 6th-7th 2015 an Advanced Paediatric Life Support seminar held at the IASO Paidon for 20 Doctors and Surgeons was partially funded by Pedtrauma.

    14) March 20th-22th 2015 an Advanced Paediatric Life Support seminar held at the University of Crete for 24 Doctors and Surgeons was partially funded by Pedtrauma.

    13) March14th-15th 2015 an Advanced Paediatric Life Support seminar held at the Porto Palace Hotel in Thessalonikifor for 32 Doctors and Surgeons was partially funded by Pedtrauma.

    12) Novemberr 29th-30th 2014 an Advanced Paediatric Life Support seminar held at the Hotel “Amalia” for 32 Doctors and Surgeons, 2 of which were doctors of the Ambulance Medical Services,” E.K.A.V.”, was partially funded by Pedtrauma thanks to the generous sponsorship by the Company owning the Group “Amalia Hotels”.

    11) September 13th-14th 2014 an Advanced Paediatric Life Support seminar held at the Porto Palace Hotel in Thessalonikifor for 24 Doctors and Surgeons was partially funded by Pedtrauma.

    10) May 9th-11th 2014 an Advanced Paediatric Life Support seminar held at the Hotel “Amalia” for  Doctors and Surgeons. Pedtrauma partially financed the participation of doctors from the Ambulance Medical Services,” E.K.A.V.”

    9) January 24th-26th 2014 an Advanced Paediatric Life Support seminar held at the University of Crete for 23 Doctors and Surgeons was partially funded by Pedtrauma.

    8) December 13th-15th 2013 an Advanced Paediatric Life Support seminar held at the Hotel “Amalia” for 32 Doctors and Surgeons was partially funded by Pedtrauma thanks to the generous sponsorship by the Company owning the Group “Amalia Hotels”.

    7) May 18th 2013 a Paediatric Life Support seminar held at the University of Crete for 24 Nurses was partially funded by Hellenic Petroleum.

    6) April 26th-28th 2013 an Advanced Paediatric Life Support seminar held at the Hotel “Amalia” for 35 Doctors and Surgeons was partially funded by Pedtrauma thanks to the generous sponsorship by the Company owning the Group “Amalia Hotels”.

    5) January 18th and 19th 2013 two Paediatric Life Support seminars held at the University of Crete for 51 Nurses was partially funded by Pedtrauma.

    4) November 9th-11th 2012 an Advanced Paediatric Life Support seminar held at the Hotel “Amalia” for 32 Doctors and Surgeons was partially funded by Pedtrauma thanks to the generous sponsorship by the Company owning the Group “Amalia Hotels”.

    3) February 10th-12th 2012 an Advanced Paediatric Life Support seminar held at the Children’s Hospital “Aghia Sophia” for 32 Doctors and Surgeons was partially funded by Pedtrauma.

    2) September 24th- 26th 2010 an Advanced Paediatric Life Support seminar held at the “Attiko” Hospital for 27 Doctors and Surgeons was partially funded by Pedtrauma.

    1) June 12th 2010 a Basic Life Support seminar held at the Children’s Hospital “Aghia Sophia” for 24 Nurses, which our Society funded in full.

    Apart from enabling doctors to follow these extremely important seminars on child trauma, Pedtrauma has been asked to fund the purchase of equipment (such as infant and baby dolls) for these seminars. In June 2011 our Charity purchased equipment for “APLS Hellas” to the sum of € 4,575 and in January 2013 Pedtrauma bought similar equipment to be used for APLS seminars to be held in Crete. The cost of this equipment for Crete amounted to € 5,832. In May 2014 our Charity also purchased equipment for “APLS Hellas” to be used in their seminars, cost € 1,550. In June 2017 our Charity purchased equipment for “APLS Hellas” to be used in their seminars, cost € 553,61. In July 2019 Pedtrauma bought equipment to be used for APLS seminars to be held in Crete to the sum of € 3.025,84 and in September 2019 bought similar equipment for “APLS Hellas” to the sum of € 3.286,74.

    Brief history

    Athens, July 2022


    Brief History

    The Charity ”Pediatric Trauma Care” is a non-profit, non-governmental organization which was founded in 1998 in Athens by a small number of doctors and parents. Its sole purpose is to raise awareness on children’s accidents in Greece, reduce their number and severity and to improve care once an accident has occurred.


    According to the statistics of the Hospitals and Health Centers equipped by “Pedtrauma”, from 2010 up to the present date more than 1.605.000 children have benefitted from our Charity.

    In 2021, 295.000 children passed through the Trauma Centers and the Paediatric Departments equipped by “Pedtrauma”.


    Trauma Centers

    “Pedtrauma”‘s main objective is to open Trauma Centers in all the major Public Children’s Hospitals in Athens and throughout Greece. We have already managed in the last few years to build and equip 45 Trauma Centers in the following Hospitals:

    – “Paidon Pentelis”, thanks to the sponsorship of John V. Vardinogiannis (year: 2011).

    – “Pan. & Aglaia Kyriakou”, thanks to the “Stavros Niarchos” Foundation (year: 2012).

    – “Ippocration” Thessaloniki’s General Hospital, thanks to OTE-COSMOTE (year: 2014).

    – The University Hospital “PAGNI” in Irakleion, Crete, thanks to the Companies “Norton Rose Fulbright Greece”, “Hellenic Petroleum” and an Anonymous donor (year: 2014).

    – The “University Hospital Evrou” in Alexandroupolis, thanks to the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation (year: 2014).

    – The “Andreas Papandreou” General Hospital in Rhodes, thanks to the Companies “Hellenic Petroleum”, “Norton Rose Fulbright Greece” and “John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation” (year: 2015).

    – The “Axillopouleio” General Hospital in Volos, thanks to the Company “Norton Rose Fulbright Greece” (year: 2016).

    – The General Hospital of Lamia thanks to the George Youroukos family (year: 2016).

    – The “Karamandaneio” General Hospital in Patras, thanks to the “OTE Group of Companies” (year: 2016).

    – The University General Hospital of Larissa, thanks to the “OTE Group of Companies” (year: 2016).

    – The “Vostanio” General Hospital in Mytilini (year: 2016).

    – The Corfu General Hospital, thanks to the hotel MarBella Corfu (year: 2016).

    – The General Hospital of Karpenisi, thanks to “OTE Group of Companies” (year: 2017).

    – The General Hospital of Chalkidiki, thanks to Sani Resort & Ikos Resorts (year: 2017).

    – The “Andreas Papandreou” General Hospital of Pyrgos, thanks to the Company “Norton Rose Fulbright Greece” (year: 2017).

    – The General Hospital of Livadeia, thanks to MYTILINEOS S.A. (year: 2018).

    – The General Hospital of Larissa, thanks to the “Friends of Pediatric Trauma Care”, MYTILINEOS S.A., PAPAPOSTOLOU N. S.A., DRAEGER HELLAS, SIGMA MEDICAL, KOTSOVOLOS and the “Théâtre Grec de Genève”. (year: 2018).

    – The University General Hospital “ATTIKON”, thanks to the “OTE Group of Companies” (year : 2018).

    – The General Hospital of Karditsa, thanks to VISA (year: 2018).

    – The General Hospital of Trikala, thanks to VISA (year: 2018).

    – The General Hospital of Chania “St. George”, thanks to the “OTE Group of Companies” (year: 2018).

    – The General Hospital of Rethymno, thanks to the “OTE Group of Companies” (year: 2018).

    – The University General Hospital of Ioannina, thanks to MYTILINEOS S.A.(year: 2018).

    – The General Hospital – Health Center of Filiates, thanks to the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation and the Greek Shipowners’ Social Welfare Company SYN-ENOSIS within the framework of the programme “Collaborating for Health”(year: 2018).

    – The General Hospital of Veria, thanks to the “OTE Group of Companies” (year: 2019).

    – The General Hospital of Ptolemaida “Mpodosakeio” thanks to the George Youroukos family (year: 2019).

    – The General Hospital of Pella – Hospital Unit of Edessa thanks to the George Youroukos family (year: 2019).

    – The General Hospital – Health Center of Karystos, thanks to an Anonymous Donor (year: 2019).

    – The General Hospital – Health Center of Kythira thanks to “THE HELLENIC INITIATIVE AUSTRALIA” (year: 2019).

    – The Health Center of Prinos (Thassos), thanks to the “OTE Group of Companies” (year: 2019).

    – The General Hospital of Grevena, thanks to the “OTE Group of Companies” (year: 2019).

    – The General Hospital of Florina “Eleni Th. Dimitriou”, thanks to MYTILINEOS S.A. (year: 2020).

    – The General Hospital of Aghios Nikolaos, thanks to MYTILINEOS S.A. (year: 2020).

    – The General Hospital of Cephalonia “Aghios Gerasimos”, thanks to the A. G. Leventis Foundation (year: 2020).

    – The General Hospital of Argolida – Hospital Unit of Argos, thanks to “THE HELLENIC INITIATIVE AUSTRALIA” (year: 2020).

    – The General Hospital of Amfissa, thanks to MYTILINEOS S.A. (year: 2020).

    – The General Hospital of Tripolis “Evaggelistria”, thanks to the “OTE Group of Companies” (year: 2020).

    – The General Hospital of Kozani “Mamatsio”, thanks to Hellenic Petroleum S.A. (year: 2020).

    – The General Hospital of Piraeus “Tzaneio”, thanks to MYTILINEOS S.A. (year: 2021).

    – The General Hospital – Health Center of Kymi, thanks to MYTILINEOS S.A. (year: 2021).

    – The General Hospital of Agrinio, thanks to MYTILINEOS S.A. (year: 2021).

    – The General Hospital of Corinth, thanks to the OTE Group of Companies (year: 2022).

    – The Health Center of Milos, thanks to THE HELLENIC INITIATIVE AUSTRALIA (year: 2022).

    – The Health Center of Tinos, thanks to the Dionyssios D. Vrecossis family (year: 2022).

    – The General Hospital of Thebes, thanks to the George Youroukos family (year: 2022).


    Equipment for Paediatric Hospitals

    We have also upgraded:
    • 37 Paediatric Departments
    • 25 Paediatric Clinics
    • 4 Intensive Care Units / HDU

    Thus far, we have offered 1.355 machines and equipment to the Hospitals’ Paediatric Departments.


    Education

    A few years ago we began a program to educate children on trauma prevention. We visit schools and talk to children, teachers and parents about how to prevent accidents from happening. To date we have spoken to 52.162 children and 3.211 teachers and parents.
    We have also published brochures on: “Safety at School”, “Safety at Home”, “Prevention of Burns”, “Road Safety” “Respect the Animals”, “Sports and Safety” and many more which we distribute to the children and parents we meet. We also send these informative booklets to schools in areas of Greece that we cannot visit, and of course they can be found in all the big Paediatric Hospitals.
    Another part of this program is the publication of articles in all the major newspapers and magazines, around holiday times, on children’s safety and tips on what to be careful of and how to prevent accidents from occurring.


    Seminars for Doctors, Nurses and Ambulance Paramedics – Medical Seminars Program “Leonidas Georgopoulos”

    We help finance Advanced Paediatric Life Support seminars held for doctors, nurses, and Ambulance Paramedics. We have already managed to train 1.915 doctors, nurses, and Ambulance Paramedics on how to help injured children the fastest and best way possible.


    The total cost of our project from 2010 up to the present date comes to € 2.946.104.



    Trauma Registry

    In 2007-2008 with the support of the Greek Ministry of Health (and a partial funding, by the Ministry, of the pilot study) we undertook a feasibility study of a Paediatric Trauma Registry in Greece. This was the first and only time such a study was undertaken, and to date remains the only available information on Paediatric Trauma in this country.


    Information about our Board of Directors and Scientific Team:


    Board of Directors:

    President: Natasha Clive-Vrecossis

    Vice President: Michalis Sarris, MD (Paediatrician-neonatologist)

    General Secretary: Maria Sofianopoulou

    Treasurer: Olympia Pliatsikouri

    Member: George-Ippokratis Klimis

    Alternate Member: Constantinos Velaoras


    Scientific Team:

    – Emeritus Professor George Chroussos, MD, MACP, MACE, FRCP, Emeritus Professor of Paediatrics and Endocrinology, Director, University Research Institute of Maternal and Child Health and Precision Medicine, Head, UNESCO Office of Adolescent Health and Medicine

    – Emeritus Professor George Briassoulis, MD, PhD, Emeritus Professor, Medical School, University of Crete Postgraduate program “Emergencies and Intensive Care in Children Adolescents and Young Adults”

    – Associate Professor Athanasios Kaditis, Associate Professor of Paediatrics and Paediatric Pulmonology, 1st Department of Paediatrics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens School of Medicine, “Aghia Sophia” Children’s Hospital

    – Associate Professor Panagiotis Agouridakis, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Crete, Director of the Scientific Team, National Center of Emergency Care, “EKAΒ”

    – Mr Constantinos Velaoras, MD, Paediatric Surgeon, ESY Consultant, “Paidon Pentelis” Children’s Hospital

    – Mr George Spyridis, Paediatric Surgeon, Director of the 2nd Paediatric Surgery Department & Surgical Oncology Children’s Hospital “MITERA”

    – Mrs Aristoula Patsoura, MD, PICU Director in “Pan. & Aglaia Kyriakou” Children’s Hospital

    – Mr Dimitrios Pyrros, MD, Director of Medical Services, National Center of Emergency Care, “EKAΒ”

    – Mr George Triantos, MD, PhD, Surgeon Director, Coordinator Director of Emergency Department, General Hospital of Rhodes

    – Mrs Maria Pavlidou, Director of the Paediatric Department at Karpenisi General Hospital

    – Mrs Despoina Iordanidou, Paediatric Anesthetist Consultant, G.H. Thessaloniki “Hippokrateio”, Senior Instructor – Course Director of Advanced Paediatric Life Support Course (APLS) of Northern Greece.

    Contact

    PEDIATRIC TRAUMA CARE

    Non-Profit Organisation

    Address: 1A, Gythiou str., Halandri 152 31, Athens, Greece
    Phone: +30 210 6741 933 & +30 210 6740 118
    Fax: +30 210 6743 950
    E-mail[email protected]
    Website: www.pedtrauma.gr

    Working hours: 10:00 – 16:00 Monday to Friday

    Bank Accounts: Alpha Bank

    α) 115 00 2002 027759
    IBAN GR36 0140 1150 1150 0200 2027 759

    β) 115 002101 195694
    IBAN GR53 0140 1150 1150 0210 1195 694


    Office Personnel
    Elena PisimisiProject Manager
    Atalanta VrecossisEvents Manager & Office Manager
    Katerina PapantonopoulouHead of the Program ‘’Education on Trauma Prevention’’


    The Board of Directors
    Natasha Clive – VrecossisPresident & CEO
    Michalis Sarris Vice President, paediatrician
    Maria SofianopoulouGeneral Secretary
    Olympia Pliatsikouri Treasurer
    George-Ippokratis KlimisMember
    Constantinos VelaorasAlternate Member
    Scientific Team
    Emeritus Professor George ChroussosMD, MACP, MACE, FRCP, Emeritus Professor of Paediatrics and Endocrinology, Director, University Research Institute of Maternal and Child Health and Precision Medicine, Head, UNESCO Office of Adolescent Health and Medicine
    Emeritus Professor George Briassoulis MD, PhD: Emeritus Professor, Medical School, University of Crete Postgraduate program “Emergencies and Intensive Care in Children Adolescents and Young Adults”
    Associate Professor Athanasios Kaditis Associate Professor of Paediatrics and Paediatric Pulmonology, 1st Department of Paediatrics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens School of Medicine, “Aghia Sophia” Children’s Hospital
    Associate Professor Panagiotis AgouridakisAssociate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Crete, Director of the Scientific Team, National Center of Emergency Care, “EKAΒ”
    Constantinos Velaoras MD, Paediatric Surgeon, ESY Consultant, “Paidon Pentelis” Children’s Hospital
    George Spiridis Paediatric Surgeon, Director of the 2nd Paediatric Surgery Department & Surgical Oncology Children’s Hospital “MITERA”
    Aristoula Patsoura MD, PICU Director in “Pan. & Aglaia Kyriakou” Children’s Hospital
    Dimitrios Pyrros MD, Director of Medical Services, National Center of Emergency Care,”EKAB”
    George Triantos MD, PhD, Director of the 1st Surgical Department, “Andreas Papandreou” General Hospital in Rhodes
    Maria Pavlidou Director of the Paediatric Department at Karpenisi General Hospital
    Despoina Iordanidou Paediatric Anesthetist Consultant, G.H. Thessaloniki “Ippokrateio”, Senior Instructor – Course Director of Advanced Paediatric Life Suppor Course (APLS) of Northern Greece.

    Senior Management Team

    Articles of Association

    Press Release

    July 2022


    Pedtrauma is a non-profit, non-governmental organization which was founded in 1998 in Athens by a small number of doctors and parents. Its sole purpose is to raise awareness on children’s accidents in Greece, reduce their number and severity and to improve care once an accident has occurred.

    According to the statistics of the Hospitals and Health Centers equipped by “Pedtrauma”, from 2010 up to the present date more than 1.605.000 children have benefitted from our Charity.

    In 2021, 295.000 children passed through the Trauma Centers and the Paediatric Departments equipped by “Pedtrauma”.

    “Pedtrauma” is making a great effort to reduce children’s accidents and improve injured children’s care through the implementation of the following:

    a) By opening Trauma Centers in all the major Public Children’s Hospitals in Athens and throughout Greece.

    b) By upgrading and equipping the Paediatric Departments and Clinics of the Hospitals and the Health Centers with the necessary machinery.

    c) By helping finance seminars where specialized doctors train surgeons, doctors, nurses, and Ambulance Paramedics on how to help the injured children the fastest and best way possible (Medical Seminars Program “Leonidas Georgopoulos”). We have already managed to train 1.915 doctors, nurses, and Ambulance Paramedics.

    d) By educating children on trauma prevention. In particular, we visit schools and talk to children, teachers and parents about how to prevent accidents from occurring. To date we have spoken to 52.162 children and 3.211 teachers and parents. It has been statistically proven that by introducing Trauma Prevention into schools the number and severity of accidents occurring has been reduced by up to 50%.

    More specifically we have managed to upgrade and equip 111 Departments in 91 Hospitals / Health Centers:

    Trauma Centers: We have built and equipped 45 Trauma Centers in the following Hospitals:

    – “Paidon Pentelis”, thanks to the sponsorship of John V. Vardinogiannis (year: 2011).

    – “Panagiotis & Aglaia Kyriakou”, thanks to the “Stavros Niarchos” Foundation (year: 2012).

    – ”Ippocration” Thessaloniki’s General Hospital, thanks to “OTE-COSMOTE” (year: 2014).

    – The University Hospital “PAGNI” in Irakleion, Crete, thanks to the Companies “Norton Rose Fulbright Greece”, “Hellenic Petroleum” and an Anonymous donor (year: 2014).

    – The “University Hospital Evrou” in Alexandroupolis, thanks to the “John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation” (year: 2014).

    – The “Andreas Papandreou” General Hospital in Rhodes, thanks to the Companies “Hellenic Petroleum”, “Norton Rose Fulbright Greece” and “John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation” (year: 2015).

    – The “Axillopouleio” General Hospital in Volos, thanks to the Company “Norton Rose Fulbright Greece” (year: 2016).

    – The General Hospital of Lamia thanks, to the George Youroukos family (year: 2016).

    – The “Karamandaneio” General Hospital in Patras, thanks to the “OTE Group of Companies” (year: 2016).

    – The University General Hospital of Larissa, thanks to the “OTE Group of Companies” (year: 2016).

    – The “Vostanio” General Hospital in Mytilini (year: 2016).

    – The Corfu General Hospital, thanks to the hotel MarBella Corfu (year: 2016).

    – The General Hospital of Karpenisi, thanks to the “OTE Group of Companies” (year: 2017).

    – The General Hospital of Chalkidiki, thanks to Sani Resort & Ikos Resorts (year: 2017).

    – The “Andreas Papandreou” General Hospital of Pyrgos, thanks to the Company “Norton Rose Fulbright Greece” (year: 2017).

    – The General Hospital of Livadeia, thanks to MYTILINEOS S.A.  (year: 2018).

    – The General Hospital of Larissa, thanks to the “Friends of Pediatric Trauma Care”, MYTILINEOS S.A., PAPAPOSTOLOU N. S.A., DRAEGER HELLAS, SIGMA MEDICAL, KOTSOVOLOS and the “Théâtre Grec de Genève”. (year: 2018).

    – The University General Hospital “ATTIKON”, thanks to the “OTE Group of Companies” (year: 2018).

    – The General Hospital of Karditsa, thanks to VISA (year: 2018).

    – The General Hospital of Trikala, thanks to VISA (year: 2018).

    – The General Hospital of Chania “St. George”, thanks to the “OTE Group of Companies” (year: 2018).

    – The General Hospital of Rethymno, thanks to the “OTE Group of Companies” (year: 2018).

    – The University General Hospital of Ioannina, thanks to MYTILINEOS S.A.(year: 2018).

    – The General Hospital – Health Center of Filiates, thanks to the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation and the Greek Shipowners’ Social Welfare Company SYN-ENOSIS within the framework of the programme “Collaborating for Health” (year: 2018).

    – The General Hospital of Veria, thanks to the “OTE Group of Companies” (year: 2019).

    – The General Hospital of Ptolemaida “Mpodosakeio” thanks to the George Youroukos family (year: 2019).

    – The General Hospital of Pella – Hospital Unit of Edessa thanks to the George Youroukos family (year: 2019).

    – The General Hospital – Health Center of Karystos, thanks to an Anonymous Donor (year: 2019).

    – The General Hospital – Health Center of Kythira thanks to “THE HELLENIC INITIATIVE AUSTRALIA” (year: 2019).

    – The Health Center of Prinos (Thassos), thanks to the “OTE Group of Companies” (year: 2019).

    – The General Hospital of Grevena, thanks to the “OTE Group of Companies” (year: 2019).

    – The General Hospital of Florina “Eleni Th. Dimitriou”, thanks to MYTILINEOS S.A. (year: 2020).

    – The General Hospital of Aghios Nikolaos, thanks to MYTILINEOS S.A. (year: 2020)

    – The General Hospital of Cephalonia “Aghios Gerasimos”, thanks to the A. G. Leventis Foundation (year: 2020).

    – The General Hospital of Argolida – Hospital Unit of Argos, thanks to “THE HELLENIC INITIATIVE AUSTRALIA” (year: 2020).

    – The General Hospital of Amfissa, thanks to MYTILINEOS S.A. (year: 2020).

    – The General Hospital of Tripolis “Evaggelistria”, thanks to the “OTE Group of Companies” (year: 2020).

    – The General Hospital of Kozani “Mamatsio”, thanks to Hellenic Petroleum S.A. (year: 2020).

    – The General Hospital of Piraeus “Tzaneio”, thanks to MYTILINEOS S.A. (year: 2021).

    – The General Hospital – Health Center of Kymi, thanks to MYTILINEOS S.A. (year: 2021).

    – The General Hospital of Agrinio, thanks to MYTILINEOS S.A. (year: 2021).

    – The General Hospital of Corinth, thanks to the OTE Group of Companies (year: 2022).

    – The Health Center of Milos, thanks to THE HELLENIC INITIATIVE AUSTRALIA (year: 2022).

    – The Health Center of Tinos, thanks to the Dionyssios D. Vrecossis family (year: 2022).

    – The General Hospital of Thebes, thanks to the George Youroukos family (year: 2022).



    Paediatric Departments: We have upgraded 37.

    Paediatric Clinics: We have upgraded 25

    Intensive Care Units / HDU: We have upgraded 4.

    We have offered 1.355 machines and equipment to the Hospitals’ Paediatric Departments.

    The total cost of our project from 2010 up to the present date comes to € 2.946.104.


    If you wish to join or support our project by making a donation, please contact us at the numbers 210 – 6741933 & 210 – 6740118 or by sending an email to [email protected].


     

    Board of Directors:

    Natasha Clive-Vrecossis, President 

    Michalis Sarris, MD (Paediatrician-neonatologist), Vice President

    Maria Sofianopoulou, General Secretary 

    Olympia Pliatsikouri, Treasurer 

    George-Ippokratis Klimis, Member

    Constantinos Velaoras, Alternate Member

    Scientific Team:

    Emeritus Professor George Chroussos, MD, MACP, MACE, FRCP, Emeritus Professor of Paediatrics and Endocrinology, Director, University Research Institute of Maternal and Child Health and Precision Medicine, Head, UNESCO Office of Adolescent Health and Medicine

    Emeritus Professor George Briassoulis, MD, PhD, Emeritus Professor, Medical School, University of Crete Postgraduate program “Emergencies and Intensive Care in Children Adolescents and Young Adults”

    Associate Professor Athanasios Kaditis, Associate Professor of Paediatrics and Paediatric Pulmonology, 1st Department of Paediatrics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens School of Medicine, “Aghia Sophia” Children’s Hospital

    Associate Professor Panagiotis Agouridakis, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Crete, Director of the Scientific Team, National Center of Emergency Care, “EKAΒ”

    Mr Constantinos Velaoras, MD, Paediatric Surgeon, ESY Consultant, “Paidon Pentelis” Children’s Hospital

    Mr George Spyridis, Paediatric Surgeon, Director of the 2nd Paediatric Surgery Department & Surgical Oncology Children’s Hospital “MITERA”

    Mrs Aristoula Patsoura, MD, PICU Director in “Pan. & Aglaia Kyriakou” Children’s Hospital

    Mr Dimitrios Pyrros, MD, Director of Medical Services, National Center of Emergency Care, “EKAΒ”

    Mr George Triantos, MD, PhD, Surgeon Director, Coordinator Director of Emergency Department, General Hospital of Rhodes

    Mrs Maria Pavlidou, Director of the Paediatric Department at Karpenisi General Hospital

    Mrs Despoina Iordanidou, Paediatric Anesthetist Consultant, G.H. Thessaloniki “Hippokrateio”, Senior Instructor – Course Director of Advanced Paediatric Life Support Course (APLS) of Northern Greece.

    Research

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF THE FINDINGS FROM THE PILOT STUDY ON A PEDIATRIC TRAUMA REGISTRY IN GREECE

    This executive summary aims to give a short overview of the pilot study on creating a pediatric trauma registry in Greece conducted by the non governmental organization “Pediatric Trauma”.

    This feasibility study for the creation of a pediatric trauma registry in Greece was co-funded by the Ministry of Health and Social Solidarity under the Work Programme “Health and Welfare 2000-2006”.

    STUDY DESCRIPTION AND METHODS

    The study was conducted in three major cities in Greece and in general hospitals accepting pediatric patients for the periods shown below 
    Athens (Gen. Pediatric Hospital “Ag. Sophia” from 15/10/07- 31/08/08)
    Patras (Gen. University Hospital at Rio from 01/01/08- 31/08/08)
    Thessaloniki (Gen. Hospital “G. Gennimatas” from 01/02/08-31/08/08). 

    The inclusion criteria used for this study were: 
    age <18yrs 
    admission >24hrs 
    admission diagnosis: trauma, near drowning or burn 

    For the purposes of the pilot study a number of pediatric surgery residents were employed by our organization in order to track and report pediatric trauma cases. For each case fulfilling the above inclusion criteria, a registry form was completed and the data were input in an electronic SPSS database. We need to mention here that the Greek Emergency Departments (EDs) do not function as independent hospital departments with dedicated medical staff as is the case in the UK and USA, as well as other EU countries. 

    STUDY RESULTS

    A total of 809 pediatric cases were reported by the data collecting staff (49% from Athens, 42% from Thessaloniki and 10% from Patras). 

    From the number of Emergency Department (ED) visits it seems that trauma admissions represent between 7-10% of pediatric surgery admissions and they also do not seem to have a seasonal fluctuation unlike the total number of pediatric surgery visits, which increase dramatically in late spring and summer. This fact can be interpreted to mean that serious trauma represents a small amount of the total cases presenting in a hospital but it is more or less stable, which requires a constant state of awareness on the part of the surgery staff. 

    Boys represent the majority of trauma patients (66.6%) and sex is statistically significantly connected with the mechanism of trauma (more frequent athletic injuries, as well as chest and abdominal trauma). 
    Eighty-one percent (81,3 %) of the trauma cases in our pilot study represented blunt trauma, which was mostly falls (50,8%) followed by traffic-related accidents (20,6%),  and 97,3% was characterized as accidental. Head injuries (26,7%) represent the most frequent admission diagnosis for trauma, followed by upper extremity fractures. Multiple injuries and internal organ injuries representing true trauma patients accounted for about 5% of the cases (5,3%), percentage which is similar to other European studies. 

    Thirty seven percent (37%) of pediatric burn patients in our pilot study had parents with elementary educational level. Also 66,7% of pediatric patients who were injured in a car accident, did not have any safety measure like car seats, safety belts etc. 

    More than 50% of serious accidents resulting in admission according to our data happen in the so-called “safe” areas (home 42,5% and school 10,4%) and more than 65% of serious accidents happen during spring and summer months, explained by the increased free time and outdoor activities of children at these times of the year. to the contrary 44% of burns happen during winter time. 

    Unfortunately in almost three quarters of the cases (74,4%) no medical action was taken at the accident site, and minimal procedures (peripheral IV and IV fluids, followed by splinting and laceration cleaning) were done in the ED. Also interesting is the fact that the vast majority of pediatric trauma cases were transported by private vehicle (68,9%) and not by Emergency Medical Services (EMS). 

    Eighty seven percent (87%) of the cases in our study had a Pediatric Trauma Score between 9-12, which represent in fact mild trauma non life-threatening trauma, and only 0,7% had a PTS in the range of 0-5 (life threatening trauma). 

    More than ninety percent (91,1%) of cases were admitted to a pediatric surgery ward and only 8,2% were taken immediately to surgery. 88,8% of patients had no complications during their hospital stay, which was an average of 2,2 days duration, and 97,8% of patients exited were released to their parents to go home.   

    STUDY WEAKNESSES

    Acceptance of the study and its objectives by the medical community of the participating hospitals 
    Delays in following the procedures set by each hospital for obtaining permission to start the pilot study. Resulted in delays and varying starting dates for the three participating hospitals which makes comparison difficult. 
    The need to employ pediatric surgery residents from the involved hospitals in order to have access to the medical records. Resulted in increased cost of this pilot study. 
    Registering Dead-on-Arrival (DOA) cases and in general deaths. It seems that these cases follow different “pathway” in the hospital and are not registered centrally.  
    Obtaining the necessary numbers of 
    total ED visits and visits per specialty, 
    total admissions and admissions per specialty. For the metro Athens area some data is kept by the National Health Operations Centre of the Ministry of Health. For the rest of the country no real central registration exists for the ED visits.
    Inclusion criterion of admission of 24-hr duration. This resulted in having registered many mild trauma cases. Probably admission duration of 48-hrs is necessary. 
    Inclusion criterion of age<18: not possible to register adolescents who are taken to adult general hospitals. 

    STUDY CONCLUSIONS

    For the Trauma Registry and the Emergency Response System in general 
    1) The feasibility study was successful. A Pediatric Trauma Registry is certainly feasible in Greece under certain conditions. 
    2)  This reporting and registry should be continued under a central coordinating structure and should include other agencies (e.g. EMS and Forensic Services) 
    3) Some re-evaluation of the inclusion criteria should be done in order to accurately register true trauma cases.
    4) Continuing training and education of ED staff should be enhanced, as far as pediatric cases are concerned. 
    5) Central registration of all incoming patients in the pediatric hospitals needs to be promoted and certainly necessary budget should be allocated. 
    6) Central triaging is vital for the proper function of a pediatric ED. 
    7) Adolescent medicine departments were announced by the Greek Ministry of Health but they need to be materialized 
    8) Training on the special needs of the adolescent patients should be undertaken for all surgical specialties. 
    9) Training of the EMS personnel on the management of pediatric trauma cases is needed. The Greek EMS does not transport children on a regular basis but it is called upon to transport (by ambulance or airplane) the very serious cases. 
    10) Clinical management guidelines for head injuries are needed in order to avoid the largest burden of admissions for observation.

    For the Prevention of trauma and the relevant health promotion activities 
    1) Need for targeting boys of school age. 
    a. Specific review of the material on accident prevention to make sure it targets boys of school age. 
    b. Information to parents and pediatricians on the need for attention to this age group 
    2) Appropriate education material is needed for the prevention of burns (e.g. use of pictograms etc, as a large percentage of the parents of the children who suffer burns have elementary education level) 
    3) Need for continuing and aggressive health promotion on the subject of traffic-related accidents (children as passengers or pedestrians). 
    a. Collaboration with other agencies beyond the health sector is needed

    Questions

    1. How was “Pediatric Trauma Care” started?

    In 1995, a group of doctors and concerned parents decided to help set up the appropriate infrastructure needed to stop accidents from being the leading cause of death and permanent disability of children in Greece.

    Thus in May of the same year, a non profit making association was founded named “Initiative for the Creation of a Pediatric Trauma Center.” On the 25th of September 1998, its name was changed to “Pediatric Trauma Care” . 

    On the 22nd June 1999, “Pediatric Trauma Care” changed its legal status from a non-profit association to a non-profit organization.


    2. What exactly is the mission of the non-profit making organization “Pediatric Trauma Care”?

    The mission of “Pediatric Trauma Care” is to stop accidents being the leading cause of death and disability of children in Greece. This can be achieved by organizing a Comprehensive Paediatric Accident and Emergency System for all the children in Greece with the cooperation of the Public and Private sectors.


    3. Does statistical information exist which proves that accidents are the leading cause of death in children in Greece?

    There is no doubt that accidents are the leading cause of death in children in Greece, as in all other developed countries.

    However, in October 2007 “Pediatric Trauma Care” started a Pilot Study of Paediatric Trauma Cases, to create a Paediatric Trauma Registry. This study was co-financed by the Ministry of Health and Social Solidarity. The registration began on October 3rd 2007 at the “Aghia Sophia” Children’s Hospital and on November 19th 2007 at the “University Hospital of Patras”, at the “Karamandaneio” Children’s General Hospital and at the “Aghios Andreas” General Hospital of Patras. In addition, this research started on February 1st 2008 at the General Hospital of Thessaloniki “G. Gennimatas”. The project was completed on October 31st 2008.

    This study confirmed the studies of other countries, according to which accidents are definitely the leading cause of death in children. 

    For statistical information, “Pediatric Trauma Care” turns to the National Statistical Service of Greece and CEREPRI (Center for Research and Prevention of Injuries Among the Young).

    Click here for Statistical Info [ Leading causes of death (age 0-19).


    4. What do you mean by “Trauma Center”?

    All emergency cases reaching the Hospital go directly to the Trauma Center. The Trauma Center is the link between pre-hospital and in-hospital care. Its main goal is to stabilize the injured child. This unit must have all the necessary equipment to save the child’s life.


    5. Golden Hour: What does this mean for a child ?

    The “Golden Hour” is the amount of time a seriously injured child has to find help before succumbing to his injuries. In the western world all the Paediatric Hospitals have Trauma Centers. The place where a child is taken to be stabilized first and foremost, before all the necessary tests are done and help is provided.


    6. What are the activities of “Pediatric Trauma Care” in the field of Children’s Accident Prevention?

    It is a proven fact, that a continuous and effective Accident Prevention Program can reduce up to 50% children’s accidents and their consequences. For this reason, “Pediatric Trauma Care” is involved with the development of the necessary infrastructure needed to make Greece a safe country for children.
    Simultaneously, “Pediatric Trauma Care,” is involved with educating children on the subject of Accident Prevention, because it is important that from a very young age, they should learn to recognize the dangers around them and protect themselves from them.
    “Pediatric Trauma Care” is also in the process of developing an effective children’s Accident Prevention Media Campaign, which will greatly influence the mentality of both children and adults with regards to children’s accident prevention.


    7. How does “Pediatric Trauma Care” assist in the training of medical personnel?

    “Pedtrauma” partially finances A.P.L.S. (ADVANCED PAEDIATRIC LIFE SUPPORT) and P.L.S. (PAEDIATRIC LIFE SUPPORT) seminars, that are organized by APLS Hellas and APLS Crete, in which specialized doctors train surgeons, doctors, nurses, and Ambulance Paramedics in how to treat an injured child the fastest and best way possible (Medical Seminars Program “Leonidas Georgopoulos”).


    See photos of the seminars here.


    8. If a child has an accident can I call “Pediatric Trauma Care” for help?

    “Pediatric Trauma Care” is not an Accident and Emergency Unit that deals directly with injured children. It is a non-profit making organization whose aim is to set up, in collaboration with the Public and Private Sectors, a Comprehensive Paediatric Accident and Emergency System for all the children in Greece.


    9. Why do children need specialized transportation?

    Injured children cannot be handled the same way as adults. They differ both physically and mentally. For instance, because a child’s body contains a much smaller quantity of blood, in the case of a severe hemorrhage, it is in greater danger than an adult.
    Whether the injured child is transported by ambulance or helicopter, this must be properly equipped to deal with children’s needs (e.g. it must have a child-sized oxygen mask because a larger one will not fit properly on a child’s face and is therefore useless). To be effective, medical personnel accompanying the injured child must be specially trained to deal with paediatric accident and emergency cases.
    Swift and correct transportation of the injured child, in conjunction with on-the-spot emergency care, can reduce children’s death rate during transportation, from 62%, which is the present rate in Greece to 5%. It also helps to avoid aggravating the injured child’s condition.
    “Pediatric Trauma Care” is involved in the organization and development of paediatric transportation, which at present, is virtually non-existent in Greece.


    10. Which other similar organizations does “Pediatric Trauma Care” collaborate with?

    “Pediatric Trauma Care” has contacts with many similar organizations, foundations, etc. both in Greece and abroad. The serious problem of children’s accidents affects everyone and therefore we should all work together to stop accidents being the leading cause of death and disability in children.

    National Collaborations (in alphabetical order) from 01/01/2000:

    • APLS Crete
    • APLS Hellas
    • AIESEC
    • Bodossaki Foundation
    • Center for Research and Prevention of Children’s Accidents
    • Foundation for the Child and the Family
    • Hellenic Association of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology
    • HYGEIA – Diagnostic and Therapeutic Center of Athens
    • “Marika Iliadi” Foundation
    • Merimna – Society for the Care of Children and Families in Sickness and Death
    • NetKids
    • Open Schools, City of Athens
    • PNOI – Friends of Child Intensive Care is a non-profit association
    • Road Safety Institute «Panos Mylonas»
    • Soma Hellinikou Odigismou – The Greek Guiding Association
    • Soma Hellinon Proskopon – Scouts of Greece
    • Stavros Niarchos Foundation
    • The Smile of the Child
    • TITAN Cement Group S.A.
    • Traffic Accident Support Company
    • Urgent Need Seamstresses


    International Collaborations (in alphabetical order) from 01/01/2000:

    • Asia Injury Prevention Foundation (Vietnam)
    • BAG Kindersicherheit (Germany)
    • CAPT – Child Accident Prevention Trust (Great Britain)
    • European Resuscitation Council (Belgium)
    • Safe Kids Campaign (USA)
    • Safe Kids Canada (Canada)
    • Safe Kids New Zealand (New Zealand)
    • The Johns Hopkins University Hospital (USA)

    Sponsors, Supporters and Collaborations


    11. How can someone help “Pediatric Trauma Care” financially?

    As a Non-Profit Organization, the Charity “Pediatric Trauma Care” is financially dependent on the annual membership subscriptions, donations, sponsorships, and the fundraising events it organizes. The Charity does not receive any government funding.

    If you wish to support our Charity, you can:
    – make a donation
    – make a donation “in memory of” or a “donation of joy”
    – become a sponsor by purchasing equipment for the Paediatric Departments
    – become a member

    Read more


    12. How does one become a member of “Pediatric Trauma Care”?

    It is easy to become a member of “Pediatric Trauma Care”. You may start by filling-in the Membership Form.
    The annual Membership subscription is 60 Euro and the lifetime subscription is 500 Euro. Please inform the office of “Pediatric Trauma Care” when payment has been made so that the relevant receipt and Membership Card can be sent to you.


    13. How can someone become a volunteer for “Pediatric Trauma Care”?

    The Charity “Pediatric Trauma Care”, like all non-profit organizations, always welcomes the help of volunteers. Anyone wishing to help the Charity can contact us at the following telephone numbers: 210-6741933 and 210-6743950 or send us an e-mail at [email protected].


    14. Does “Pediatric Trauma Care” give First Aid Courses?

    At this stage “Pediatric Trauma Care” does not give First Aid courses.

    Pedtrauma partially finances A.P.L.S. (ADVANCED PAEDIATRIC LIFE SUPPORT) and P.L.S. (PAEDIATRIC LIFE SUPPORT) seminars, that are organized by APLS Hellas and APLS Crete, where specialized doctors train surgeons, doctors, nurses, and Ambulance Paramedics on how to help the injured children the fastest and best way possible (Medical Seminars Program “Leonidas Georgopoulos”).

    First Aid Courses can be given by APLS Hellas, in agreement with the interested party.

    Comments


    15/07/2022

    My warm congratulations yet again for this year’s distinction!!
    We would like to thank you for your sensitivity, your selfless generosity and your work!
    Thank you for existing, for being interested, for always caring for the needs of large as well as small paediatric departments like our own, effectively covering whatever gaps are left by the state…


    With love, respect and admiration, on behalf of the whole Paediatric Department of the General Hospital of Chios,
    The Director of the Department,
    Elena Pippidi



    14/07/2022

    The Paediatric Clinic, as well as the Trauma Center, was equipped with vitally important medical machinery.
    This gesture demonstrates your social sensitivity and solidarity with our young patients, especially on remote islands such as ours, where the healthcare and the paediatric emergency cases have greater gravity.
    We would like to thank you wholeheartedly and wish you good luck in your important work.


    Sincerely,
    Stamatia Karagianni
    Director of the Paediatric Clinic
    Regional Health Center of Skyros



    21/06/2022

    A simple thank you is not enough considering all the support you have offered us over so many years, but both my colleagues and I would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts.


    Sincerely,
    Nicoletta Iacovidou, MD, PhD
    Professor of Paediatrics – Neonatology at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (EKPA)
    Director of the Neonatal Department, Aretaieio Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (EKPA) Medical School



    03/06/2022

    Once again, we were very happy with the Charity’s presentation to our students. It drew their attention and left them discussing the matter for several days, both with us and amongst themselves.


    Thank you!
    The Teachers’ Association of the 13th & 16th Kindergardens of Zografos



    02/06/2022

    The educational program that took place in our school on the 11th and 12th of May 2022 was excellent and constructive for our students’ knowledge and skills when it comes to protecting themselves and others around them.
    Thank you very much and we look forward to our continued cooperation!


    Sincerely,

    On behalf of the Teacher’s Association of the School
    Stamatia Vlachou, Principal
    20th Elementary School of Ilioupoli



    19/05/2022

    We would like to thank the members of the charity “Pediatric Trauma Care”, and especially the President Mrs Vrecossis, for their continuous support in upgrading equipment that is vital for providing better medical care to our young patients.
    Your recognition of the efforts of the Paediatric ICU personnel and the constant support of your Charity keeps us going.


    Sincerely,
    Stavroula Ilia
    Director of the Paediatric ICU
    Assistant Professor of Paediatric Intensive Care, University of Crete



    17/05/2022

    We would like to warmly thank you for your kind donation of medical equipment, which will cover the needs of the Paediatric Clinic of the 1st Health Center of Salamina. Your support and selfless generosity towards the Primary Health Care sector gives us hope for the future.


    Panagiota Bafa
    Director – Coordinator
    Health Center of Salamina



    09/05/2022

    The constant work of the charity “Pediatric Trauma Care” is vital for Greek society. We hope you will always be well and able to help, so that the quality of medical care provided to the children in Greece can continue to improve.


    Sincerely,
    Eleni Gkreka
    Paediatrician – ESY Consultant
    General Hospital of Messolonghi “Hatzikosta”



    11/03/2022

    My colleagues and I wish to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all the support you have offered our Paediatric Department over the years. Most of our equipment has been donated to us by the Charity “Pediatric Trauma Care”. You have always helped us in our efforts to provide responsible and high quality healthcare services to the injured child, in an area with no Paediatric Intensive Care Unit.


    Vassiliki Gketsi
    Director of the Paediatric Department
    General Hospital of Ioannina “G. Hatzikosta”



    10/03/2022

    I would like to thank you on behalf of the Board of Directors of the Hospital, as well as all the citizens of Kos, for the enormous support you have offered our Hospital. We have already received the majority of your donation and our dream has come true!


    Vassiliki Lechou
    Director of Nursing Care
    General Hospital – Health Center of Kos



    18/02/2022

    Thank you for the much needed donation of the ophthalmoscope to the Ophthalmology Department.
    With the use of this medical equipment, the correct diagnosis and the treatment of the oncological and non-oncological patients of our clinic can be made safely.


    On behalf of the Ophthalmology Department of G.A.O.H.A. “O Aghios Savvas”
    The Scientific Director of the Ophthalmology Department
    MIS ILINKA



    16/02/2022

    Thank you very much for the presentation. Both teachers and students were thrilled! It was very well organised – comprehensive (but at the same time detailed) – informative and helpful!
    We wish you good luck in your difficult work!


    Yours sincerely,
    The Kindergarden Teachers of the 2nd Kindergarden of Nea Ionia



    11/01/2022

    With this letter we would like to express our gratitude to you for donating equipment to the Paediatric Clinic of the General Hospital – Health Center of Naxos…
    Your actions demonstrate your social sensitivity and solidarity with our Hospital at this difficult time due to the pandemic.


    Callitsa Fragiskou
    Deputy Director, General Hospital – Health Center of Naxos



    11/10/2021

    The high quality equipment we received at the Educational Centre for Emergency Medicine in Irakleion, thanks to the invaluable help of the Charity “Pediatric Trauma Care”, gives us the opportunity to train not only the Emergency Medicine trainee doctors of our Centre, but also the rest of the Trauma Centre medical personnel and the students who are doing their residency at our Hospital, through the method of in situ simulation, which simulates a real workspace with our colleagues. This way, whenever it is required, everyone will be ready to offer high quality medical care to a severely injured child, and to all seriously ill patients.
    Besides, every investment in education is an investment in a better future for all of us.


    Nikolaos Sbyrakis
    ESY Consultant
    Head of Education, Trauma Centre, University Hospital of Irakleion – Crete “PAGNI”



    11/10/2021

    On behalf of Professor Parisi, Director of the University Clinic, we would like to thank you for your donation and your support in the development of Emergency Medicine and the education of our young doctors.


    Sincerely,
    Eftychia Polyzogopoulou
    Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine in the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
    University Emergency Department of the University General Hospital “ATTIKON”



    09/10/2021

    We would like to thank you for the excellent, and incredibly useful and interesting presentation.


    Roula Kedrou
    Kindergarden teacher, 7th Κindergarden of Peristeri



    06/09/2021

    We are grateful for your support, as your active interest in our Hospital is of particular importance in this unprecedented crisis of Public Health, due to the pandemic caused by the Covid-19 virus.
    There are times when the weight of our responsibility towards the residents of the Prefecture of Drama threatens to become unbearable, but it is lightened significantly by initiatives such as yours, giving us the courage to continue our admittedly, at this time, difficult work.
    For the Hospital of our Prefecture, the sensitivity and solidarity of all the donors are the greatest legacy for an auspicious future.
    We wish you health and prosperity!


    Gratefully,
    Thessalonikia Karatzoglou
    Director of the General Hospital of Drama



    13/07/2021

    Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your continuous and sincere interest in the sick child, which is reflected through the donation of “THE HELLENIC INITIATIVE AUSTRALIA” and your Charity to the Paediatric Allergy Unit of the “Karamandaneio” Children’s Hospital.
    The value of the donation is immeasurable both in the provision of specialised services to paediatric patients with paediatric allergy diseases, as well as in the training of the doctors of the Paediatric Department of the “Karamandaneio” General Hospital of Patras.


    Gabriela Feketea
    Paediatrician – Paediatric allergist, ESY Consultant, Director of the Paediatric Allergy Unit, of the Paediatric Department of the “Karamandaneio” General Hospital of Patras.



    06/07/2021

    With this letter we would like to thank you for the PAEDIATRIC EMERGENCY RULER that we received. It is a very useful tool in the treatment of the severely injured child, which will remain in the Pαediatric Department of the “Karamandaneio’’ General Hospital in Patras and will greatly facilitate the work of the medical staff.

    We look forward to our continued cooperation.


    Maria Iliopoulou
    Director of the Paediatric Department, “Karamandaneio” General Hospital in Patras



    14/06/2021

    In this difficult period, kind donations such as these strengthen our efforts to improve our services and give us courage to continue our work.
    We hope others will follow your example.


    Christos Papoulkas
    Director of the General Hospital of Florina



    11/06/2021

    The online presentation on Trauma Prevention attended by the children was very interesting. The children’s attention was captured by the pictures as well as the descriptions of the lady who was presenting. Many of the children participated by asking questions or describing their own experience with accidents.
    We would like to thank you once again for such an important and interesting presentation.


    Athanasia Koutsona
    Kindergarten teacher, 4th Kindergarden of Gerakas



    07/06/2021

    I would like to thank you for your kind and important donation to our Hospital.
    We have accepted and received your exceptional donation of medical equipment, offered to us by “MYTILINEOS S.A.”
    The response of your Charity and the Company was very fast, covering the gaps in terms of equipment and the operating needs of the Paediatric Trauma Center of the “Tzaneio” Hospital with state-of-the-art medical equipment.
    The above donation, which was made with the help of the Charity “Pediatric Trauma Care”, upgrades and facilitates the operation of the Paediatric Trauma Center of the “Tzaneio” Hospital.


    Sincerely and with respect for your work,
    George Bourikis
    Head of the Paediatric Surgery Department, “Tzaneio” General Hospital of Piraeus



    04/06/2021

    Your Charity’s sensitivity and sense of responsibility towards children demonstrates your philosophy of social contribution and offers great assistance in the work of the doctors and nurses who take care of the children.
    On behalf of the Board of Directors we would like to thank you and we hope that your work can serve as an example of social contribution for those who have the opportunity.


    Andreas Tsolis
    Director of the General Hospital of Aitoloakarnania – Hospital Unit of Agrinio



    02/06/2021

    I would like to express the deepest gratitude of the Paediatric Department as well as myself, personally, as director of the Department, for your invaluable donation to us. It shows your interest in the suffering child, and renders the medical care we provide to the child more useful and much easier.


    Gabriela Feketea
    Paediatrician – Paediatric allergist, ESY Consultant, Director of the Paediatric Department, Hospital Unit of Amaliada, General Hospital of Ileia



    31/05/2021

    Please accept our sincere gratitude for your Charity’s kind donation to the unaccompanied refugee minors who are accommodated in our facilities.
    We are extremely pleased, as you are actively contributing to the efforts of the Church of Greece to give the children not just a roof over their heads but also the foundations and opportunities to build a decent life in Greece.
    I would like to express my personal gratitude for your tireless interest in the refugee minors, and I wish you all the best.


    With great honour,
    Archimandrite Panteleimon Papasinefakis
    Director of “SYNYPARXIS”



    25/05/2021

    On behalf of the Hospital staff, we would like to express our gratitude for this donation, but most of all we would like to thank you for giving us, with this act of yours, the strength to continue our work.


    Professor George Chalkiadakis
    Director of PAGNI



    18/04/2021

    Within a short period of time, due to our excellent cooperation, we received the medical equipment for the Trauma Center of our Paediatric Department. Your contribution is invaluable, as we are on the ‘first line of defense’ in a provincial area and the immediate treatment of paediatric emergencies, within the first few minutes, as we say, is of vital importance for the health of the patient. With the equipment we have received our work will become more effective and better organized. We are pleased to find such support in our efforts to treat our young patients effectively.


    Sincerely,
    Epistimi Angelou
    Paediatrician
    General Hospital – Health Center of Kymi



    12/04/2021

    One could not “fight” for health without the right knowledge, infrastructure and equipment.
    Your help is invaluable as you provide all of the above, taking care of the most beautiful part of our society, and the one with the most dynamic potential: our children.
    Your work renews our trust in our fellow human beings, setting an inspiring example of solidarity and duty.


    Sincerely,
    Constantinos Velaoras
    Paediatric Surgeon, ESY Consultant, “Paidon Pentelis” Children’s Hospital



    07/01/2021

    The medical and nursing staff of the Paediatric Clinic of the General Hospital of Grevena would like to express our warmest thanks for the complete, state of the art remodeling of the Paediatric Trauma Center as well as the donation of a full range of medical equipment. The value of this donation, for the provision of first aid to our paediatric patients, the working conditions of the medical and nursing staff, as well as the psychology of our small patients and their parents, is incalculable. We would therefore like to inform you of the pleasant surprise, admiration and gratitude of the children and their parents.

    Your excellent work and selfless generosity gives us strength and courage to continue our work. Your Charity, your President and collaborators are a bright light for the provincial health infrastructure, reminding us that there are still people out there with a vision and the desire to help.


    Despina Tzira

    Paediatrician – Intensivist
    General Hospital of Grevena


    10/12/2020

    Your donation does you credit and is incredibly useful to our Hospital, and at the same time, it is an exemplary act of social solidarity, revealing your awareness and care for public health.


    Christos Kapetanides

    Director of the General Hospital of Didymoteicho


    20/09/2020

    It all started on a November morning when a warm, polite voice was heard on the phone. And step by step, with a lot of effort, patience but also persistence, cooperation, and good intentions, the equipment of the Paediatric Trauma Center of the General Hospital of Amfissa became a reality!
    We thank the Charity “Pediatric Trauma Care” and the kind donor from the bottom of our hearts. The doctors and nurses thank you. The parents and children of our remote, but also so beautiful, region thank you.
    We hope you will continue your invaluable social contribution, with the same tireless determination, selflessness, enthusiasm and strength of soul.

    Thank you very much.

    Filia Loukou
    Paediatrician Director
    Paediatric Department of the General Hospital of Amfissa


    11/09/2020

    The Director of the Paediatric Department of the General Hospital of Cephalonia “Aghios Gerasimos”, Dr Kalypso Danelatou, the doctors and the nursing staff express our warmest thanks to the Non-Profit Organization “Pediatric Trauma Care” for providing a full range of medical equipment to the Paediatric Trauma Center.

    The sensitivity and solidarity of the president Natasha Clive – Vrecossis, as well as the members of the charity “Pediatric Trauma Care”, towards the community are proven once again with this social contribution. A donation which, in these hard times, demonstrates the humanitarian vision of the Charity “Pediatric Trauma Care” as well as that of the A. G. Leventis Foundation who funded this project in order to defend and strengthen the public health sector.

    Our most sincere thanks,

    Kalypso Danelatou
    Director of the Paediatric Department of the General Hospital of Cephalonia


    03/08/2020

    “Dear Mrs President, and members of the Charity “Pediatric Trauma Care”,

    Your invaluable support in the creation of the Trauma Center for children was crucial. You appeared a year ago, as a deus ex machina, at a time when support for the Health Services was sparing. You met the needs of the hospital units of Argolida and responded by equipping both trauma centers with the basic equipment needed for the treatment of paediatric injuries. For the first time, the hospital units in Argolida have state-of-the-art medical equipment to assist young patients.

    From Tuesday 28th July 2020, the Trauma Center of the Hospital Unit of Argos is fully operational. We thank both you and the discreet donors for the equipment but most importantly for your humanity. Your donation gives us the strength to try harder, not only because you provided us with the means to do so, but mainly because we feel that we are not alone in this endeavor.

    … Your effort is truly remarkable, continue your work in putting more smiles on the children’s faces.”


    Sincerely,
    Koukoufilippou Ioannis
    Electrical Engineer Msc, Deputy Director of Technical Service, General Hospital of Argolida



    30/07/2020

    Good evening from the urgent need seamstresses! Thank you very much for your important contribution to this whole endeavor! Honestly there are no words… may you be an example for others! Good luck with your work!


    Mary Tsentzika Gerasimou
    Member of the team “Urgent Need Seamstresses”



    27/07/2020

    In the context of your kind and invaluable contribution of equipment for the Paediatric Trauma Center of the General Hospital of Amfissa, we also received the “Paediatric Emergency Ruler”, translated by the Paediatric Intensivists of the PICU in the “Pan. & Aglaia Kyriakou” Children’s Hospital. It is definitely an extremely useful tool for doctors who have to treat a seriously ill child.

    Thank you very much.


    With enormous admiration,
    Filia Loukou
    Paediatric Department
    General Hospital of Amfissa



    09/06/2020

    On behalf of the staff of the Paediatric Department of the General Hospital of Veria, we feel the need to express our warmest thanks for the donation of medical equipment to our Paediatric Trauma Center. Your contribution during these difficult times gives us incredible strength to continue our work and reminds us that there are still people with vision and a selfless willingness to help. Your excellent endeavors are truly a breath of hope and support for provincial healthcare infrastructures, such as ours. We hope you continue your invaluable work.


    The Paediatric Department of the General Hospital of Veria



    04/06/2020

    The Trauma Center – Paediatric Department of the General Hospital of Florina received the, latest in technology, equipment you sent us and we thank you.A generous donation of machinery from the Charity “Pediatric Trauma Care”. ……This equipment is invaluable to us and we use it daily, covering essential needs of newborns, infants and children. We feel grateful, you made our work easier and more efficient. You are a bright light – a role model.


    Thank you very much,
    The paediatricians and nursing staff
    Paediatric Department – General Hospital of Florina



    02/06/2020

    According to the Dictionary of Common Greek of the Hellenic Language Center, a donation is “whatever is granted without remuneration or exchange, a sum of money, real estate or other property offered by someone to the state, to a public benefit foundation”. However, the work, and moreover the merit of the Charity “Pediatric Trauma Care” is philanthropy.

    Philanthropy: is about initiatives of individuals who aim to improve the quality of life of people or communities, and/or alleviate the suffering of fellow human beings. This is what Pediatric Trauma Care does, by dealing with the immediate and correct treatment of children’s accidents. Philanthropy declares first of all their love for the child. Thank you very much.


    Sincerely,
    Lasda Agori – Dimitra
    General Hospital – Health Center of Karystos


    14/5/2020

    “With this letter, and on behalf of the Paediatric Department of the General Hospital of Arta, we would like to wholeheartedly thank you for your invaluable contribution in upgrading the quality of our services. During these difficult times, your support has been of the utmost importance. Thank you very much for the donation.”


    Konstantinos Tsiantis
    Director of the Paediatric Department of the General Hospital of Arta


    03/2020

    “Pediatric Trauma Care. A revelation! A charity with a great contribution to the state’s infrastructures of health services. Where to begin? Equipment and renovation in sixty-five departments in fifty-five hospitals throughout Greece, corporate social responsibility awards, high quality evaluation.”


    Ioannis Theocharis
    Eye Surgeon, Contact person SAKA Healthcare Professional Club Athens College
    Source: “ερμής” Magazine, PERIOD Β’, ISSUE 70


    02/07/2019

    “Your contribution to the reinforcement of the equipment of the Paediatric Department of the General Hospital of Chios with this donation was crucial for facilitating our work, as well as for the more complete and effective treatment of neonatological emergencies.
    We are grateful for your sponsorship and for always supporting us in our difficult work, which is particularly important considering the economic crisis.
    By monitoring your work over the years, we can only salute your contribution not only to the Paediatric Department of our Hospital but also to all the Paediatric Departments throughout Greece. We hope you continue your efforts and always offer the best care to young patients.”


    Eleni Pippidi
    Supervisor of the Paediatric Department of the ”Skylitseio” General Hospital of Chios


    16/05/2019

    “On May 14th 2019, the Charity “Pediatric Trauma Care” visited the 2nd Preschool of Chalandri. The two ladies who came to educate the preschoolers on trauma prevention were very kind. Thanks to their calm and engaging way of speaking, they were able to capture and hold the interest of the children, who ranged from 2.5-4 years old. We would like to thank you for your presence and your useful gifts, and wish you strength and good luck in your efforts.”

    Tamara Manderi
    The Deputy Head


    28/03/2019

    “All the employees of the Paediatric Department are very grateful to the Charity Pediatric Trauma Care, which understood the need to create a safe and functional Paediatric Department. We kindly thank Norton Rose Fulbright Greece for making a dream come true, giving the children what they need. Personally, I thank Mrs Natasha Vrecossis, who has always been by my side in my struggle, supported me, with unparalleled courtesy and determination. I would also like to thank Norton Rose Fulbright Greece, for funding a project in a remote city of Greece, an act that I personally consider makes them a Benefactor not just a sponsor.”

    Sofia Chrysostomidou
    Director of the Paediatric Department of the General Hospital of Kilkis


    18/03/19

    “We hope that you continue your important work with the same zeal, and that many more Paediatric Trauma Centers be equipped, so that young patients throughout Greece can reap the benefits of your generous contribution.”

    Yours sincerely,
    Koniari Nikoletta
    Director of National Healthcare System
    Scientific Head of Paediatrics, General Hospital of Trikala.


    05/12/2018

    “We would like to warmly thank the Charity “Pediatric Trauma Care”, and specifically the President of the Board of Directors, Mrs. Natasha Clive – Vrecossis, for donating medical equipment to the Trauma Center in the General Hospital of Larissa. We would also like to thank the project managers, Mrs. Evgenia Bousoulega and Mrs. Niki Zolota, for their excellent cooperation. In difficult times like these, your vision and your enthusiasm have greatly facilitated our work. Your offer is noticeable every day, as it has greatly improved our ability to cope with urgent paediatric incidents and injured children in our hospital. Keep up the good work!”

    Dr Sophia Alevra
    Director of the Paediatric Department of the General Hospital of Larissa


    20/07/2018

    “I would like to express my joy, as well as the delight of the young refugees who are being hosted in the hospitality center of Caritas Hellas in Neos Kosmos, for our collaboration with the Charity “Pediatric Trauma Care”. Within the framework of the summer educational program, the children had the opportunity to learn about accident prevention at home, at school and in the places they frequent. The children were clearly excited, as they did not stop asking questions. Your efforts are truly commendable, since, as a teacher and coordinator of the educational program, I recognize the importance of trauma prevention.

    We are deeply grateful for your warmth, passion and willingness to enhance our educational work! We also thank you for the brochures you provided and the T-shirts with our beloved “Sotiris”.”

    Giannisopoulou Petroula
    Teacher
    Coordinator of the Educational Program in the framework of the “Listening and Welcoming” program of Caritas Hellas in Neos Kosmos.


    10/05/2018

    ”We would like to thank the Charity “Pediatric Trauma Care”, and specifically the President of the Board of Directors, Mrs. Natasha Clive – Vrecossis and her associates, for their important contribution of medical equipment and machinery to the Trauma Center of the Pediatric Department in the General Hospital of Livadeia. Their awareness and genuine interest greatly improved the care of urgent pediatric incidents and injuries in our hospital, demonstrating their support of the difficult work the medical staff face. One more Trauma Center was added to the map of successful interventions by “Pedtrauma” in many Hospitals and Health Centers in our country, an example of their generosity towards our society which should be followed by others.

    We wish all the contributors health and strength to continue their work.”

    George Katopodis
    Coordinator of the Paediatric Department
    Director of Medical Agency
    General Hospital of Livadeia


    06/11/2017

    ”The Directors and staff of P.E.D.Y. – Health Center of Ebona in Rhodes, on behalf of all its visitors and patients, would like to warmly thank the President and the members of the Board of Directors of the Charity ‘’Pediatric Trauma Care’’, for their very touching gesture, in donating medical equipment and consumables necessary for the operation of its Pediatric Clinic.The pediatric clinic of the Health Center of Ebona began its operation a year ago, thanks to the efforts of the Director of General Medicine Mr Theofanis Moukas and the Pediatrician Nicholas Pharmakides, offering valuable health services to the pediatric population of our region.‘’Pediatric Trauma Care’’ donated to the Health Center of Ebona a patient monitor with the necessary equipment for use on infants and children of all ages, a pediatric stethoscope, an electronic baby scale, an otoscope, a set of ambu, a streptococcus detection test, and consumables. Now, with this donated equipment, it has no reason to be “jealous” of any private or public Pediatric Clinic.We would like to express our gratitude, and wish the members of the Charity ‘’Pediatric Trauma Care’’ health, joy, happiness and to always be so generous. With this gesture, they demonstrate the magnitude of their philanthropy and altruism. We urge them to continue their particularly important work throughout Greece, and we hope that all children who are in need of medical supervision and support will be able to benefit from the best possible care.”

    Theophanis N. Moukas
    Director of General Medicine
    Scientific Coordinator
    P.E.D.Y. – Health Center of Ebona


    22/09/2017

    ”On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Health Center of Karlovasi, the employees of this establishment, and especially our fellow citizens, I would like to express my gratitude towards Pediatric Trauma Care for its role in renewing and upgrading the equipment of the Pediatric Department of the Health Center of Karlovasi .We now have the ability to provide improved health care to the child population in our area, to the children of our visitors, as well as the children of the immigrants and refugees that are passing through our island. This renewal of pediatric equipment has been the largest since the Health Center was founded. This important project would not have been made possible without the immediate response of Pedtrauma and the substantial assistance provided to us by the Board of Directors and its President Mrs Natasha Clive-Vrecossis, as well as the excellent collaboration with the Project Manager. Finally, I would like to once again express our deepest gratitude to our sponsors and wish you good luck in your future endeavours.”

    George Yfantis
    Pediatrician, Director of the Health Center of Karlovasi


    29/03/2017

    “…There is no feeling worse than having an injured or seriously ill child in front of you and not having the means to help it. You feel powerless. You feel the time pushing you. And you can’t really help.”

    ”It is with great privilege we welcome your generous donation that made the opening of a highly equipped Emergency Room at the Pediatrics Clinic of Karpenisi General Hospital possible. Our renovated facilities and new medical equipment directly improve the quality of medical diagnostics and thus medical assistance of the young patients and visitors of the remote region of Evrytania. It would be impossible for this project to be accomplished without your help in such difficult times for our country. We are grateful for the precious and timely support from the President and enthusiastic cooperation with the coordinators of the Pediatric Trauma Care Organization. It was, personally as well, a great pleasure working with you all the way through.”

    Maria Pavlidou
    Director of the Pediatric Department at Karpenisi General Hospital


    01/11/2016

    ”On Friday 14/10, students from the 3rd grade of Xatzivei School had the opportunity to attend an excellent presentation on the prevention of accidents at school and at home. The children puzzled over the dangers they face in various surroundings and thought up ways through which they could protect themselves. Finally, we devoted a significant amount of time in order to discuss the forms of verbal and physical violence a child might be subjected to.The presentation was very well structured and it caught the children’s attention from the start.”

    Xatzivei School


    30/09/2016

    ”Castellorizo is one of the most inaccessible islands of Greece, which means that the response time of the System takes far too long when it comes to the transportation of a patient to a health care facility of a higher level. This makes providing the Clinic of the island with all the necessary equipment, for it to be able to provide decent health care for a patient while they are hospitalized, a matter of vital importance. With the help of the non-profit organization “Pediatric Trauma Care” we have acquired advanced medical equipment that gives our Clinic a different “perspective”, and gives us the opportunity to provide the best possible health care to the residents of this island, as well as giving them a sense of security. We hope to have you by our side in the difficult times that lie ahead. Thank you very much!”

    Ioannis Rantos & Bassar Moussa
    Doctors, Hospital of Kastellorizo


    23/09/2016

    ”We consider ourselves very lucky to have worked with the non-profit organization “Pediatric Trauma Care”. Through their kind generosity, every year, in response to our invitation, they come and talk to parents and children about the prevention of accidents at home and at school, ( and always offer them a t-shirt as a memento ). They approach the children in a theatrical way, and the children participate with questions-answers and through sketches, when necessary. As we have been collaborating for several consecutive years now, we have observed that after each educational seminar there has been a significant decrease in accidents taking place at the school, and especially in the courtyard, as all those involved in the school system focus on the prevention of accidents, and on the ways through which that may be achieved, for the safety of our children. We would like to congratulate you and thank you for truly standing by our side and supporting our work. We are most grateful, and look forward to a long collaboration with you in the future !Our most sincere thanks!”

    Κindergarden Teachers
    Kontopoulou Foteini
    Doufexi Konstantina
    Papagianni Christina


    09/09/2016

    ”I would like to express my enormous admiration and gratitude towards the non-profit organization “Pedtrauma”, its President Mrs Vrecossis, the Board of Directors and the Management Team for their excellent cooperation in the creation of the Trauma Center in the General Hospital of Rhodes. A year after the new Trauma Center was put into operation we have realized the tremendous contribution of this unit, which would not have been possible without Pedtrauma and its Benefactors.On behalf of the Medical and Nursing Staff, as well as the children and adults who have been treated with the most up to date equipment thanks to your efforts and generosity, once again I express our thanks and gratitude and would like to say that it was a great pleasure working with you. I wish you all the best in your future endeavors and hope that your great work receives the recognition it deserves.”

    Dr. George Triantos
    MD, PhD, Surgeon Director Coordinator Director of Emergency Department, General Hospital Rhodes


    30/06/2016

    “We would like to express our warmest gratitude to the Charity “Pediatric Trauma Care” and especially its President Mrs Natasha Clive-Vrecossis for the donation of specialized medical equipment for the Trauma Center of the University Paediatric Clinic of the University Hospital of Larissa.
    We consider the Charity “Paediatric Trauma Care” one of the most active volunteer organizations of our country, especially in the critical field of paediatric accidents and injuries.
    The Charity’s continuous and effective presence is a model not only for all volunteer organizations but for all citizens. It is an example of how such organizations and the people behind them can assist the State, relieve suffering and solve problems, until long-term, comprehensive solutions can be found. You honour our country with your actions and deserve public recognition at the very least. We hope you continue your work with the same enthusiasm and effectiveness, for the good of our children and our country.”

    Professor George Syrogiannopoulos
    Director of the University Paediatric Clinic


    10/06/2016

    ”Pediatric Surgery’s Emergency Room renovation and reform at “Ippokration” General Hospital of Thessaloniki is not a dream any more. It is a reality thanks to the sensitivity shown by the non-profit, non-governmental organization Pedtrauma. The president Mrs. Natasha Clive-Vrecossis and her associates were the only boosters for the whole effort and the final implementation of our modern ER facilities, the proper for the busiest Paediatric Surgery Department all over Greece. High level services both for the kid as well as for his/her escorts, improved the standards of admission in velocity and quality, resulting in better diagnosis and management. We consider that public health value is fundamental and private initiatives can positively assist this goal. Our aims come side by side with your love and concern for children, creating the perfect working environment.
    Thanking friends like you would be the minimum for your selfless giving, concerning personal contribution and sponsor’s help acquired by you. We wish you all the best, always in good health and mood, pillars of love and tenderness towards the kid, fellows to the common cause of children’s life improvement.”

    Dr. George Papouis
    Director- Pediatric Surgeon
    Ιppokratio General Hospital of Thessaloniki


    25/05/2016

    ”The Chairwoman Mrs Natasha Vrecossis and the Board of Pediatric Trauma Care readily responded to the request of the Department of Neonatology of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens for financial aid regarding the acquisition of SMART, a teaching aid to be used by trainees in order to improve their skill regarding the respiratory support of neonates during resuscitation.
    In an era of severe financial constraints, the vision, readiness and efficiency shown by the above mentioned body will greatly facilitate our teaching on resuscitation.We take this opportunity to express our sincere thanks for your support and to congratulate you on your work.”

    Dr Nicoletta Iacovidou MD, PhD,
    Associate Professor in Paediatrics-Pediatrics


    24/05/2016

    ”The sensitivity you have showed responding immediately to our request is truly remarkable.You have been along our side with genuine concern and enviable patience.
    Your contribution in making our every day easier is priceless and the presence of your offer is noticeable in every step we take.Words are small and “thank you’s” are little.
    Godspeed to your work.With sincere gratitude.”

    Logotheti Elena

    Anesthesiologist
    Emergency Department “Achillopouleio” Hospital Volos


    19/06/2015

    ”President Natasha Vrecossis and the members of the NGO PedTrauma are wholeheartedly committed to protecting the health of the critically ill child. All of them work selflessly, methodically and with total dedication, trying to strengthen the infrastructure of the country’s collapsing National Health System. Pediatric Trauma recently equipped the Department of Pediatrics of the University General Hospital of Evros in Alexandroupolis, Thrace with three high quality cardiorespiratory monitors and two pulse oximeters, and kindly donated a transdermal bilirubinometer, and a vein mapping device to facilitate intravenous access of children needing blood sampling and / or parenteral administration of fluids and drugs. The offer of the NGO PedTrauma is commendable, because in the difficult times we live, it is the only non-governmental organization that selflessly and readily responded to the demands of the Department of Pediatrics of the University General Hospital of Evros, the only tertiary Department of Pediatrics in the region of Thrace, to improve and modernize its equipment. They deserve our respect for their donations and continued support.”

    Elpis Mantadakis, MD

    Associate Professor of Pediatrics- Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
    Democritus University of Thrace


    03/06/2014

    “What impresses me most about the Charity “Pedtrauma” is not only their fundraising abilities and the strict conditions and careful control, which accompanies the management of the funds which their sponsors have entrusted them with. It is not only the devotion and absolute dedication of the President and Members of the Board of Directors  in protecting the tender offspring of our society. It is – for me – the fact that they have managed to build a strong team to tackle Pediatric Trauma Care and Emergency : Sponsors – the Charity “Pedtrauma” – Medical and Nursing Staff . This team gains strength and enthusiasm from each other and together experiences the joy of giving. “Pedtrauma”, tries ( and succeeds admirably ) in extending large circles, and a safety net around Pediatric Trauma units and Hospitals. In one of these circles stands the Emergency Department of the University Hospital of Heraklion Crete, whose Pediatric Trauma Resuscitation Area has been fully equipped with all the necessary machinery by “Pedtrauma”.  I would like to express my gratitude to the tireless President and members of the Charity “Pedtrauma”  because their work reminds us daily that we are not alone in our difficult undertaking.”

    Panagiotis Agouridakis 

    Assistant professor of Emergency Medicine University of Crete, 
    Director of the Emergency Department of the University Hospital of Iraklion 
    President of the Hellenic Society of Emergency Medicine 


    27/12/2013

    ”Your presence in our Hospital can be felt everywhere ! The Trauma Center, your largest work to date, has upgraded the care we can offer a seriously injured child, and the possibilities of saving it’s life, whereas all the other equipment you have offered us has increased our capabilities to provide improved health services throughout the Hospital.On behalf of the Doctors and the nursing staff I would like to express our gratitude for your invaluable help and support in our difficult task.It is our sincere hope that our cooperation will continue in the future.”

    Mrs Aristea Patsoura, MD (PICU Consultant in “Aglaia Kyriakou” Children’s Hospital) 
     


    05/12/2013

    “The primary cause of children’s deaths is pediatric trauma, in other words accidents ! Besides this dramatic fact, there is another equally great tragedy that we tend to forget : the fact that a large number of children’s accidents end in permanent disability. Unsettling!  Ofcourse !! But who cares about it? Is the state mobilized in organizing the prevention and management of pediatric trauma? Where Is everyone ?? Everyone mobilizes and makes a fuss over other more ” catchy ” needs.  No one denies the fact that those are also tragedies that need to be dealt with, but these  tragedies concern a much smaller number of the childhood population. Someone should care about the larger number … infact someone should care about ALL the children. This vacuum is luckily filled by the Charity ‘’Pediatric Trauma Care’’. The very significant actions of this Organization deals with both ends of the spectrum of pediatric trauma, where there is proven to be a huge deficit. First of all ‘’Pediatric Trauma Care’’ offer Children’s Hospitals much needed medical equipment and secondly they finance seminars held for doctors, surgeons and nurses on how to offer first aid to a seriously injured child. The efforts made by this Charity need to be supported in every way possible .”
     

    Mr Georgios Spyridis M.D.

    Pediatric Surgeon
    President of the Board of Directors of ”Advanced Pediatric Life Support Hellas”


    30/10/2013

    ‘’We appreciate and value the donations made by the Charity ‘’Pediatric Trauma Care’’ on a daily basis, which is every time a child with respiratory diseases is helped by the equipment which has been donated to our Hospital by this Organization. ‘’Pediatric Trauma Care’’ has contributed significantly to the health of our children.’’

    Assistant Professor Athanasios Kaditis, 
    (Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology in the 1st Pediatric Clinic of Athens University Hospital “Aghia Sophia”)



    21/10/2013

    ‘’The commendable Non-Profit Organization ‘’Pediatric Trauma Care’’ whose continuous contribution to the community has greatly helped our country in reducing the number and severity of children’s accidents, and helped to improve care once an accident has occurred. The donations of the Organization have brought significant improvements to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit of the University Hospital “PAGNI” in Irakleion, Crete.’’

    Dr. George Briassoulis, 
    Associate Professor School of Health Sciences, University of Crete (Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit in the ‘’PAGNI’’ University General Hospital of Irakleion)


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