The global response to COVID-19 has increased focus on infections in the health care sector in Poland. Patients staying in hospitals and medical staff run the risk of being infected.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) warns that if the number of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections continues to rise, in 2050 they will be responsible for a greater number of deaths than cancer. The Polish Authorities investigated, if the system of preventing nosocomial infections in Poland is effective and patients and medical staff protected. For several years, the number of cases of nosocomial infections has been increasing. Poland is set to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of the EU recovery fund. The healthcare system will be supported by 4.5 bilion EUR from recovery and resilience funds. It's main goal is to increase the health system quality and infrastructure. More funds are now allocated for the modernization of healthcare facilities, for example 700 million EUR to support privat hospitals.
Companies and sectors benefiting from this opportunity
Infection control solutions, virus mitigation solutions, safe and clean environment for patients, hospital indoor solutions.
Solutions or products needed
Finnish suppliers of infection control solutions, virus mitigation solutions, safe and clean environment for patients, hospital indoor solutions
Team Finland activities available for Finnish companies
- Finnish companies are welcome to join the first webinar on 1st June 2021 with participation of Polish hospitals and hospital environment design professionals. The Finnish know-how is the main topic of the session, which will be held in Polish. Polish Federation of Hospital is a partner of the project. During webinar we will discuss how to make changes in a sustainable and efficient way for reducing the number of nosocomial infections, with management and medical hospital staff and decision makers. For more information, please contact: Agnieszka.Wrobel@businessfinland.fi
- EU recovery funds will be allocated on health sector resilience in CEE countries (Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary, and Croatia). Come and hear about the opportunities and findings from a new study on "CEE healthcare transformation – Analysis of 6 EU countries in times of COVID-19" on 15 June 2021.
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Due to pandemic, Poland has made a 1,5-billion-euro allocation of additional funds to homonymous infectious hospitals, support for health care, medical equipment, but also in the modernization of the entire hospital base.
Business Finland in cooperation with the Polish Hospital Federation has initiated project for best practices for environmental cleaning in healthcare. The aim to significantly reduce the frequency of nosocomial infections by increasing awareness about nosocomial infections though hospital staff (management, medical staff and other employees). The effectively reduce the prevalence of nosocomial infections and measures topics