Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Visiting hospice service hopes to build stationary site in Yekaterinburg

The Diocesan hospice service hopes to finally build a stationary site after a decade of being on the move.

Over the last 10 years, the Diocesan hospice service in Yekaterinburg has provided assistance to 3,000 people who were all in the final stages of cancer, according to Elena Scharf, the head of the organization.

The service sends employees to visit patients at home. The organization has seen an increase in younger patients, as well as an increase in patients in general, Baku Today reports.

The service only has six staff members, which makes it difficult to manage the increasing flow of patients. The organization has tried for several years to open a stationary hospice in Yekaterinburg, but city authorities banned it because it was placed in a residential house, according to Baku Today.

Scharf said that there is a need for stationary hospices, adding that there should be at least three in the city, so that it is convenient to patients.