Every moment in life matters. End of cure is no end to care. For those for whom treatment can no longer help, they have the right to continue to live with dignity and quality and have palliative care to help them

Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine will host the 11th Annual Charity Dinner organized by BELhospice – Palliative care center in Serbia and it will be held on Saturday, September 11, 2021, at the White Palace. These annual events are organized to raise public awareness about the importance of the palliative care system as well as strengthen cooperation between leaders and stakeholders in this field and with your support it will be possible to do.

The first in-patient unit for palliative care in Serbia – The Crown Princess Katarina Centre was opened in Nis eight years ago thanks to the hard work and generosity of Dr Elaine Laycock. Upon invitation from Dr. Laycock, medical staff in Serbia had an opportunity to advance knowledge about palliative care by visiting Michael Sobell Hospice near London. She also brought medical staff to teach palliative care, which means total physical, mental, spiritual, and social care for the patient and their family.

Although significant progress has been made in the development of palliative care in Serbia thanks to the efforts of BelHospice, much needs to be done in the future, which requires joint ideas and forces. It is of great importance for people to be supported in end-of-life care. Several palliative care centers must be opened as soon as possible throughout Serbia. Medical staff require training, many nurses are necessary for each patient, and the centers should be clean and pleasant places both for patients and their families. Palliative nurses also need to provide care in patients’ homes, as well as in these centers.

Together we can and we will move Serbia forward as well as its palliative care.

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