Tell Romania Projects - Hospice care
Emanuel Hospice, Oradea
Oradea is a town near the western border of Romania. It’s also a place where angels demonstrate the love of God in a powerful and wonderful way. The team that make up Emanuel Hospice wouldn’t see it that way though. They regard themselves as just ordinary folk; nurses, doctors, and counsellors who are just serving their community using their skills and talents. Yet what they do is almost unique in Romania.
Caring for the terminally ill was the vision of Marinela Murg some year ago. She got together a team of qualified staff, and today is providing an ‘at home’ service of palliative care and support for the dying, and their families. They make no charge, and rely entirely on donations, most of which come from the UK.
|Providing medication free to those in need|
Off on another visit
|Showing Christ's love to those in need|
In any one month the hospice care team will minister to 60 – 65 adults and 30 – 35 children. This treatment is given free. Unfortunately they cannot give immediate help everyone who comes and there is a waiting list for their services.
At present they have to treat people in their homes as they don’t have a building for patients to stay in. It is their hope that they will have a new building in 3 – 5 years; if they had the funding it could be built in 1 or 2 years.
They offer the only hospice care in the area and train nurses from the local hospital in palliative care. One third of their patients are helped with clothing and food in addition to their medical needs.
The hospice employs:-
1 full time doctor
1 part time doctor
3 nurses for adults
2 nurses for children
1 social worker
1 medical secretary
They also have approximately 50 volunteers from the church who assist with their visits.
I encourage you to join me in helping support this project. All donations will be gratefully received and forwarded without deduction to the Hospice ministry.