Hospices of Hope

Increasing hospice care in Albania

To create a national network of hospice care in Albania. We will be working with established hospice organisation, Ryder Albania, to create a sustainable national network of hospices. The first step will be to open a private out-patient clinic in Tirana providing free services to patients.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

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Situation

At present only 6% of people in Albania with terminal illness have access to hospice care. That means that more than 90% have no pain relief or other appropriate end of life care. The state is struggling to come up with a solution to the country's healthcare needs. Poverty is a huge issue with 32.8% of the population under the poverty network The clinic will provide palliative care, a lymphedema clinic, primary health care services and services for the elderly. All services will be free.

Solution

The clinic itself will be set up in the capital and will be supervised by the medical team from Ryder Albania. Clearly one clinic will not solve such a deep rooted problem but it will act as a model for others to follow. This is an approach we have taken in Romania where our hospices are regarded as beacons and examples of best practice. The services offered in the clinic have been identified as those most needed in the capital. The clinic will form part of the national hospice network.