The 30th anniversary Parent Zone is already opened!

News date: June 13, 2019
The 30th anniversary Parent Zone is already opened!

The opening of the Parent Zone in Chorzów is a special event for us and a sort of anniversary because it is the 30th hospital with such a place, designed and built by Budimex. Our programme is the answer to the real problems which Polish hospitals face, namely the lack of friendly and comfortable zones where parents and children could spend some time together and just for a moment forget about their hardships. After 6 years of the programme's existence and the analysis of the functioning of the zones opened so far, we can undoubtedly say that it contributes for real to the change of conditions on pediatric wards throughout the country. – says Dariusz Blocher, the President of the Management Board of Budimex S.A.


In the hospital at Truchana, the zone in which parents can rest on soft sofas and talk and meet with family was created. In the section for children, there is a colourful slide with a cosy hiding place and a space for drawing and building with blocks. In addition, for the first time in the history of the programme "The Parent Zone. Budimex for Children”, a playground was founded. In the hospital's internal courtyard, through which ran the escape route and which was previously unavailable to patients, now we can see a sandpit, swings and greenery.


We are extremely happy that Budimex not only founded the internal Parent Zone, but also responded so openly to our request and developed a courtyard, which previously was not very functional and cosy. We have dreamt about a space where children and their caretakers could get away just for a moment and spend some time outdoors in a safe environment. I think this place will serve thousands of children for many years to come. – said Dr. Jerzy Szafranowicz, the managing director of the Municipal Hospital Complex in Chorzów.


The official opening of the Parent Zone took place on 13th June. As usual, the volunteers from Budimex helped with the final works and took care of important details, such as rolling the grass over, hanging the pictures and cleaning the things left after the renovation. What is more, they gave the children toys that were bought thanks to the collection organised among their co-workers.


However, the volunteers were not alone. They were supported in their work by the ambassadress of the programme "The Parent Zone. Budimex for Children" – the actress, Agnieszka Grochowska.


We already have the 30th Zone. I have been the ambassadress of the programme since 2013 and it's amazing how time flies! I participate in the opening events every time my professional duties allow me to do so because I support such initiatives with all my heart. The Parent Zone helps children and their parents go through the difficult time of illness. I hope that soon we will celebrate the 50th anniversary. – said Agnieszka Grochowska, who could not hide her joy.


The cooperative work was followed by an official opening, which was attended by: the Deputy Mayor of the City – Mariola Roleder - hospital authorities, special guests, patients with their caretakers and the media. In addition, Leszek Naziemiec, Silesian champion in winter swimming, trainer and paediatric physiotherapist, raised the topic of the upcoming summer holidays and the problem of children's safety while playing near water.