In 2012, the Tallinn Children's Hospital Foundation received 342,000 euros from public and private donors.
The funds were used to purchase an electromyograph and an X-ray machine. Funding was also received for a breathing apparatus, six insulin pumps with transmitters and a baclofen pump. The fund also helps pay for medicine that is not covered by the national health insurance, a press release said.
“Our next project is a special ambulance for children - most of the money has already been raised. In addition, we still need support for a few accessories for the equipment we already have, and we hope to get that from all the good people who donate this year,” said the fund's CEO, Inna Kramer.
“If the state doesn't have the capacity, private initiative will help. With charity work, the important thing is not only the action of doing good or donating, but also that as the result of charity, the world becomes a better place,” said the foundation's patron, first lady Evelin Ilves.
Tallinn Children's Hospital is the country's only hospital specializing in the care of children.
This year, the Children's Hospital Fund celebrates 20 years of activity in supporting health care of children in the country.
For more information on the foundation, please click here.