Budimex opens another Parent Zone for children of Oncology Centre patients in Lublin

News date: October 5, 2021
Budimex opens another Parent Zone for children of Oncology Centre patients in Lublin

The third Parent Zone this year has been delivered! Patients and children of the patients of the St. John of Dukla Oncology Centre of Lublin can now spend their time in the new space


The 37th Parent Zone was created despite the difficulties caused by the pandemic. Thanks to this project, children – haematooncology patients and children of oncology patients treated at the Lublin Oncology Centre – will be able to use the colourful and friendly spaces.


‘Parent Zone. Budimex for Children’ is a nationwide social project managed and fully financed by Budimex SA. The aim of the project is to create special areas in the children’s wards of Polish hospitals and provide facilities and creative solutions which facilitate hospital stays and reduce the recovery time.


The St. John of Dukla Oncology Centre of Lublin is the largest oncology hospital in the Lublin region. It has an area covering more than 55 thousand square metres. The centre provides comprehensive diagnostics and therapy for patients requiring hospitalisation and cancer treatment.


“Today we are handing over the thirty-seventh Parent Zone. Thanks to it, children treated at the haematooncology ward of the Lublin hospital and children of patients who undergo diagnostic or therapeutic procedures at the Centre will be able to spend time in colourful spaces. Once again we have achieved our goal – we have created a friendly room and we hope that the atmosphere will help make children feel better!” says Aldona Orłowski, Head of the Recruitment, Development & Communications Office at Budimex.


The 37th Parent Zone from today officially functions in the spaces of the Lublin Oncology Centre and has a unique function. It is a place where small patients undergoing haemooncological treatment and children, who often accompany their parents during tests or radio- and chemotherapy, will be able to forget about the trauma of the disease and the difficulties of the treatment.  An open space was created on the ground floor of building no. 6 in the Lublin hospital, inspired by the underwater world. A safe and colourful play area was created in the hallway connected to the former social facilities, with a pool full of balls, rocking dolphins and creative toys in the shape of mermaids and fish. There is also space for adults – soft sofas with a view of a large-format aquarium. Up to 50 thousand beneficiaries per year will be able to use the Parent Zone being prepared in Lublin. Additionally, the Lublin Oncology Centre will provide care for children of patients undergoing tests, thanks to the involvement of the institution’s retired nurses.


The coronavirus pandemic made it impossible to organise the opening ceremony with the presence of local authorities and journalists, which is why the handover of the 37th Parent Zone took place in a symbolic manner.


The programme is implemented and fully financed by Budimex SA.


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Parent Zone. Budimex for Children

Creating more comfortable conditions for parents and carers of young patients in the hospital, and thus improving the children’s well-being and facilitating their faster recovery, is the main objective of the original and unique social programme “Parent Zone. Budimex for Children”. Since 2013, the programme has been implemented and fully financed by Budimex SA.


Under the programme, special zones for parents are separated in children’s wards of Polish hospitals. Depending on the needs and conditions in individual facilities, it may be the arrangement of an unused room or a fragment of a corridor, equipping the hospital with an appropriate number of folding beds or sanitary facilities, or arranging a place to relax and play with children. The main aims of the Parent Zone programme are to ensure that sick children in hospital have as much contact with their parents as possible, to reduce the stress caused by isolation and lack of contact with parents, to publicise the problem of limited contact between parents and children in paediatric wards and to reduce the length of children’s stays in hospital.