From our point of view health is vital. We want to save lives and support medical progress in Romania. Because health is the most valuable, but also the most fragile thing that we come to this world, we give it priority.

Projects 2020

DAMEN SHIPYARDS GALATI – A RELIABLE HELP FOR THE LOCAL COMMUNITY IN NEED


Damen Shipyards Galati sets as its objective the long-term investment in the community hospitals

Partner: Emergency Clinical Hospital Galati, Infectious Diseases Hospital Galati, CFR Hospital, TBC Hospital, SMURD Association, Ambulance Service Galati
Beneficiaries: People infected and suspected to be infected with the COVID-19 virus
Location: Galati
Launch Year: 2020
Budget: 88.950,00 euro

Which is the real issue?

Coronavirus – the infectious disease which has caused many deaths globally. No country has escaped the effects of the deadly virus. Not long after China, Italy and Spain became infected, Romania declared a state of emergency in March. Security measures, sanctions, measures that changed the daily rhythm of the lives of each citizen were adopted.

The solution we found:

Thousands of suspected patients, thousands of cases of infected patients and hundreds of deaths were registered in Romania. But what do we do with those who have been infected? Their life depends on the doctors and the medical system which, in situations like this need equipment.

Damen Shipyards Galati has supported the community with the purchase of protective equipment such as gloves, visors, masks, protective chemises, hygienical- sanitary materials. Also, two EKGs, one ventilation system and two disinfectant devices were purchased by Damen for the hospitals and ambulance.

Which are the results?

  • endowment of the sections in which the patients are admitted;
  • doctors protection;
  • increasing the quality of the medical act;
  • prevention the infection with SARS-COV2;
  • accurate diagnosis.

DAMEN SHIPYARDS GALATI CONTINUES TO EQUIP THE LOCAL HOSPITALS


Damen Shipyards Galati sets as its objective the long-term investment in the community hospitals

For Damen Shipyards Galati, Corporate Social Responsibility is not limited to a simple donation. The shipyard involves itself responsibly and ethically in actions that have a positive impact on society.

“Carrying out social involvement actions bring us many advantages as well as a positive external and internal impact.” – Ghica Alina Maria – CSR Coordinator. The year 2020 began with the launch of an internal action, called Near Misses, to report potentially dangerous incidents. Our aim was to raise awareness and prevent possible accidents. By being careless, we risk endangering the people with whom we carry out our daily activity and ourselves. Thus, from the fund allocated to each report received, was raised the amount necessary for purchasing an Ultrasound Ecograph for the Emergency Clinical Hospital Sf. Apostol Andrei in Galati. Thanks to our colleagues who understood the message of this campaign and helped reduce the risk of accidents at work, we covered one of the needs of this hospital. In a short time, Damen Shipyards Galati was notified by the Hospital from Targu Bujor of the usefulness of an identical device. Apart from the initiative that was started initially, and considering that we try to ensure the well-being of all employees, Damen proceeded with the purchase of the second Ecograph.

Since 2018, Damen Shipyards Galati has respond actively to the needs of local hospitals. The Pneumoftiziology Hospital was the first hospital equipped and in 2019 the yard also supported the Children`s Hospital Sf. Ioan in Galati. One of the main areas on which the company focuses its attention is represented by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal no. 3 from the Sustainability Chart, entitled – Good Health and well-being. By prioritizing this field, Damen Shipyards Galati wants every citizen of Galati to benefit from medical treatment in accordance with European standards.

HOSPITALS - A NEED FOR RESIDENTS


Partner: Emergency Clinical Hospital Galati
Beneficiaries: people with respiratory disease
Location: Galati
Launch Year: 2020
Budget: 70.000,00 euro

Which is the real issue?

Coronavirus - the virus that has brought many major changes globally. The economy has been affected, cultural activities cancelled, schools closed, People whose treatment was not urgent have been discharged from hospital. These are just some of the problems caused by SARS-COV2. In Galati, 641 people from the total population of  628,104, were infected. The main effect of this virus is to block the normal function of the airways. Thus, oxygen therapy systems were of vital important to hospitals.

The solution we found:

Damen Shipyards Galati responded positively to the request from the Emergency Clinical Hospital, and sponsored them with approximately 2,000 oxyen therapy systems and with ramp gas for their installation. Those ramps were installed in two sections of the hospital, that were transformed into dedicated COVID treatment areas.

Which are the results?

  • facilitating the breathing process of patients;
  • death prevention;
  • brain oxygenation.

Projects 2019

DAMEN GALATI INVESTS IN HOSPITALS FROM THE LOCAL COMMUNITY


Damen Shipyards Galati sets as its objective the long-term investment in the community hospitals

Damen Shipyards Galati sets as its objective the long-term investment in the community hospitals

2018 is the beginning of a new strategy for the sustainable development of the local community for the Damen Shipyard Galati. Education, health and social services are the important areas in which the shipyard constantly invests. The opening of the saltworks in the TBC Hospital, was the first project whereby the shipyard made its presence felt in the local hospitals. The partnership with the Pneumophysiology Hospital (TBC Hopsital) was not completed. Following the first months of 2019 the shipyard endowed the hospital with the necessary medical equipment, in the amount of 241.316,00 Lei.

Now, Damen Shipyards Galati announces a new partnership with the Emergency Clinical Hospital for Children "Sf. Ioan" Galati. This event was makerd by sponsoring the equipment – TwinStream Light Model Ventilation System, amounting to 184.863,19 Lei.

"The Emergency Clinical Hospital for Children "Sf. Ioan" Galati is one of the 6 emergency hospitals in Romania, which provides medical-surgical emergencies for children who are living in the Danube area. In this context, in our hospital several children with respiratory tract diseases are admitted to our hospital. They require a series of emergency maneuvres, such as suspended laryngoscopy for extraction of foreign bodies, laryngeal tumor approach as well as respiratory surgery. A device called Jet Ventilation is required to perform these interventions. The offer of Damen Shipyards Galati to sponsor our hospital with this equipment represents a sign of deep humanism towards the local community and which will lead to the strengthening of the realtions between the company and the habitants of this region of the country. Without it, some of the patients would had an unfavorable and sometimes fatal evolution." – said Victorita Stefanescu the manager of the hospital.

"Because we are one of the main pillars of the Galati economy and not at least humans, we are aware of the need for such investments. We support health and we intend to ensure as much as we can from the needs of medical institutions in the future." – adds the management of Damen Shipyards Galati.

DAMEN SHIPYARDS IN ROMANIA- WE INVEST IN HEALTHY


Social Responsibility

Partner: Spitalul de Pneumoftiziologie (TBC) Galati
Beneficiaries: people with respiratory diseases
Location: Galati
Launch Year: 2019
Budget: 241.315,00 lei

Which is the real issue?

2018 represented the year of investment in healthcare for Damen Shipyard Galaţi. The year 2019 brings to the attention of the yards’ management the acute needs of the health care system. The partnership between TBC Hospital and Damen Shipyards Galati did not stop, the purchase of the necessary equipment being the following approach.

The solution we found:

Medical devices such as: doppler ultrasound, vein viewer, spirometer, ECG with 12 channel,vital monitors, broncho-fibroscope set with accessories, washing machine, endoscope, and others have begun to be delivered to hospital sincer March of this year.

"We would like to point out that by equipping our hospital with new medical equipments by Damen Galati Shipyard, the means of investigation in our institution were replaced or completed. This led to the increase of the quality of the medical act. Besides the direct beneficiaries, the patients of this hospital, the medical team aslo benefit of this equipemnt. The professionalism of the medical act was raised to European standards.

Which are the results?

  • 2.244 beneficiaries till this moment;
  • Accuracy in giving a diagnosis;
  • Increasing the quality of the medical act.

Projects 2018

ARTIFICIAL SALTWORKS


Social Responsibility

Partner: Spitalul de Pneumoftiziologie (TBC) Galati
Beneficiaries: people with respiratory diseases
Location: Galati
Launch Year: 2018
Budget: 100.000,00 lei

Which is the real issue?

It is clinically proven that slatworks aerosols treatment helps to clean the respiratory tract, reduce coughing, sputum viscosity, and kill microbes which are in the respiratory system. Artificial Saltworks is alo recommended for patients with asthma. Damen Shipyards Galati employees and many other people work in hard conditions and inhale dust and harmful substances for the lungs.

The solution we found:

Damen Shipyards Galati has funded Spitalul de Pneumoftiziologie (TBC) Galati with the amount needed to build an artificial saltwork. This saltworks has more aerosols than those in natural saltworks. A halogenerator allows the Himalaya salt crystals to be shredded and transformed into very fine particles.

Which are the results?

  • The only hospital in Galati which has a saltworks
  • Patients may benefit from this type of treatment
  • This type of alternative therapy helps to recover faster shrewd lung disease and relieve chronic pain sufferers

THE INTERVENTION AND RECOVERY CENTER FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES


Social Responsibility

Partner: Fundatia Inima de Copil
Beneficiaries: Children with disabilities
Location: Galati
Launch Year: 2018
Budget: 110.000 lei

Which is the real issue?

Health is one of the main issues we deal with. Referring to the therapists center from Galati County, the number of children with disabilities is more significant.

Despite the other centers, in Interventional and Recovery center for children with disabilities have access children who are coming from rural areas of Galati county and even from the counties of Tulcea, Braila or Republica Moldova.

The solution we found:

The center carries out the evaluation of the children, individualized intervention plans, and rehabilitation therapy sessions for 35-40 children (monthly) and 75-80 children (annual). These services consist in:

  • logotherapy and language development
  • cognitive development and correction of behavioral deficits
  • physical therapy and physical recovery
  • sensory therapy
  • developing self-care and social integration skills

Which are the results?

The Center has as beneficiaries from January to September 2018 a total of 55 children with developmental delays or disabilities who have rehabilitation therapy sessions. At the end of September 2018, 40 children were at this center to benefit from therapy sessions.

Until the end of September were achieved:

  • 42 complex assessment sessions within the multidisciplinary team or re-evaluation of cases
  • 395 sessions of kinetotherapy, medical gymnastics
  • 1102 speech sessions, correction of speech deficiencies
  • 752 hours of occupational therapy and the development of autonomy skills
  • 1178 cognitive stimulation sessions and psycho-pedagogical recovery

PURCHASE OF RESCUE EQUIPMENT FROM A HEIGHT


Social Responsibility

Partner: Urban Volunteer Search and Rescue - UVSAR
Beneficiaries: UVSAR's members
Location: Galati
Launch Year: 2018
Budget: 15.000,00 lei

Which is the real issue?

The accidents are unpredictable. No one can avoid their production no matter how careful he is. It may be about you or your colleague, every accident needs a rescue plan to work for height. Urban Volunteer Search and Rescue is one of the associations that has members trained to deal with this kind of situations.

The solution we found:

Investing in equipments needed both for training and interventions. Acquisition of 4 breathing devices and 2 full search - rescue equipment.

Which are the results?

  • endowment with the indispensable equipments necesarry for carrying out the volunteer activity
  • extent of the scope of rescue procedures
  • training personnel to use the equipment adequately, and detailing them the actions that require the use of these equipment

Testimonials

Dr. Monica Necula about the Artificial Saltworks

Monica Necula, Manager Spitalul de Pneumoftiziologie Galati

"I had the pleasure to meet the Damen Shipyards Galati managerial team. A team of young and professional people, concerned about the health of their employees, open to the problems of the community in which they live and work.

I was impressed by the serious way they approached the problem and by the promptitude with which they have solved our wishes, wishes which increase the quality of the medical act by setting up a saltworks meant to provide a complementary solution to the specific treatment for lung diseases.

Thank you Damen Shipyards Galati!"

Dr. Monica Necula, Manager Spitalul de Pneumoftiziologie Galaţi

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Anna Christina Burtea about the recovery center

Anna Christina Burtea

"I think that our relationships with Damen Shipyards Galati entitles three main things that we have in common: consistency, courage and generosity. It is a reliable partner, a partner that always addressed the existent needs of children, the community and families. Damen is the partner who had the courage to tackle serious problems of our society."

Anna Christina Burtea, Executive Director - Inima de Copil

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