About project

Name of the applicant:
Polkowickie Centrum Usług Zdrowotnych – Zakład Opieki Zdrowotnej S.A.

Project title and registration number:
Improve the health and quality of life of eldery and dependent persons by the extension of Polish home care, outpatient care and nursing assistance in residence – project no. 437/07/13

Requested funding from the EEA/N FM:
PLN 5,120,000

Intervention category: Better adaptation of heath care in order to meet needs of the fast growing population of chronically-ill and dependent as well as eldery persons.

Project summary:
The project is an answer to the growing needs of the group aged 60+ for the health services: geriatric care, outpatient and home care, rehabilitation and access to rehabilitation equipment and remote advisory. The project will improve the quality of life and will increase the efficiency of persons under care, by increasing the amount of nursing services and medical services on-site and in the field and due to implementation of the rental of equipment for rehabilitation.

The project is targeted to the elderly (60+) and the chronically ill and dependent persons – the target group, which consists of appr. 30,000 people. The following groups will benefit from the medical and rehabilitation services or training courses: 650 patients, 110 doctors, psychologists, physiotherapists and nurses who will improve their skills, 35 members of NGOs supporting the elderly, as well as social workers and guardians of elderly and dependent. Families and other people from a direct entourage – about 700 people – will also benefit from the results. The project will be implemented at the territory of polkowicki and glogowski districts, in north-western part of Dolnośląskie Voivodeship (153.5K inhabitants). The problem of limited access to quality services tailored to the needs of dependent, the elderly and ill people has been diagnosed in a rural area, inhabited by 30% of the total population of the area covered by the project and in small and medium-sized cities – Polkowice, Głogów, Chocianów, Przemków.  This is one of the most disadvantaged areas in terms of access to medical services in Poland. The indicator „population per health care facility” exceeds the average for the region more than 2.5 times! At the same time steady increase of proportion of older people in the population of polkowicki and glogowski districts is observed. Demographic projections indicate that the number of elder people in the region will increase by year 2035 by 10,000 people! The project will introduce new benchmarks and standards that will significantly raise the level of care services for this group.


  • Management – PLN 592,040; 
  • Information and promotion – PLN 114,334;
  • Reserve – PLN 291,141;
  • Trainings of medical personnel and other forms of education – PLN 40,398;
  • Construction and installation works – PLN 3,303,044;
  • Medical services – PLN 1,524,113;
  • Equipment and software purchase – PLN 534,930.

Investment activities: reconstruction of the clinic’s building in order to create a Centre for Gerontological Care and Support of Dependents, the installment of a computer network (LAN and unification of medical data system), adjusting the spaces for medical equipment rental, voice-system of Gerontology Care Center installment. In addition, the project includes the purchase of instruments / medical apparatus and other necessary equipment.

Projected indicators:

Obligatory outcomes:
Number of patients benefitting from the improved health care services – 650;
Number of implemented infrastructure projects – 1; Number of training session for medical staff – 19. Additional outcomes: Number of training session for non-medical staff, guardians, families and other people from a direct entourage of ill, dependent and eldery persons – 5; Number of implemented rehabilitation programs and dependant or elderly persons care programs – 3; Number of rural communes and urban-rural communes, which citizens will get the easier access to the quality health care services – 11. Obligatory outputs: Number of health professionals trained – 132; Number of diagnostic and therapeutic equipment purchased – 89; Number of health care institutions supported with extension, rebuilding, refurbishing (modernization) – 1. Additional outputs: Number of publications on long-term care standards – 13; Number of new psychological and motor therapies for eldery and dependent persons provided In the project – 12; Number of advisory services, medical and educational services, tele-consulting services, medical and nursery visits, equipment rental services – 8346.