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St. Petersburg Opened Russia’s First Hospice for Patients Aged 18–25

10 October 2022
В Санкт-Петербурге открылся первый в России хоспис для пациентов от 18 до 25 лет

The hospice is located in a historic building in Pushkin. The institution will be testing new methods of care, which have been specially developed to accompany young people. The opening ceremony was attended by Alexander Beglov, Governor of St. Petersburg; Oleg Ergashev, Vice-Governor of St. Petersburg; Alexander Belsky, Speaker of the St. Petersburg Parliament; deputies Pavel Krupnik and Alexander Rzhanenkov, representatives of the city executive authorities; Alexander Tkachenko, founder of St. Petersburg Children’s Hospice; and Pavel Tkachenko, Executive Director of the Paper Bird Charitable Foundation for Children and Adults Hospice. The event was also attended by representatives of the management of the Roscongress Foundation.

The Governor of St. Petersburg underlined that the Northern Capital has always been committed to the traditions of helping people in difficult life situations. Alexander Beglov reminded that the first hospice in the country was opened here in 1990 and the first children’s hospice was opened in 2010. “Until the age of 18, you can stay in the children's hospice, and then you go to an adult one. But the kids are not ready to move on to adulthood yet. They need special help,” Alexander Beglov added.

The benefactors reconstructed an old building for the hospice, purchased high-tech equipment, landscaped the area, and organized recreational and walking areas. The hospice is designed to accommodate 15 families at a time. New care algorithms developed by doctors, psychologists, and social workers will be tested there.

Organizationally, the children’s hospice and the hospice for young adults have been merged into the St. Petersburg State Autonomous Health Institution ‘Hospice (Child and Adult)’. The author of the idea and head of the open hospice is Archpriest Alexander Tkachenko, Chairman of the Board of the Circle of Kindness Foundation, Chairman of the Russian Public Chamber’s Commission on Charity and Social Work. “In addition to professional medical care, the centre that opened today, will also provide psychological support to the residents, the opportunity to participate in educational and cultural activities – all the things that will allow them to stop feeling cut off from society and normal life. It is nice to feel and see with our own eyes that such a good cause is developing, and more and more families can start living a better life with professional care in this institution. Of course, we hope for help and support from everyone who cares about the children here and the life of this project,” said Alexander Stuglev, Chairman of the board and director of the Roscongress Foundation.

The hospice is located at 7, Moskovskoye Shosse, Pushkin, St. Petersburg.

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Details of the Paper Bird Children's and Adult Hospice Charity Foundation:

TIN 7813184766

Tax reason code 784001001

BIK 044030790

OGRN 1037828047003

Bank: PAO Bank St. Petersburg

Correspondent account No. 30101810900000000790

Settlement account No. 40703810127000003510

PAO Bank St. Petersburg

Primorsky office in St. Petersburg