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The humanitarian shipment  has been inspired and gathered due to the great efforts of Mark and Alice Rampton.


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Territorial characteristics

Our  Family Clinic is located in Uzhgorod, Street Kapushanskaya 161, and is an intergral  part of the Uzhgorod City Polyclinic. Although the clinic is situated  in the heart of the newly built Uzhgorod district, it is  geographically situated far away from other medical institutions. This we feel increases the importance of our clinic as a real Primary Care Health Service delivering Family Medicine to our community.

Clinic Staff :

At the present time our clinic has:  9 physicians, 7  of whom are family physicians; 1 physician assistant; 8 trained nurses and 2 nursing assistants. The Family Physicians  are specialists in general practice and are responsible for the primary  care of the whole family; they see patients of any age, including infants and senior citizens.

We now believe, as a result of our activities, that the overall population of our new district believes in the concept of Primary Care, and there is a growing confidence in the service that we give . We also believe that as a result of our comprehensive healthcare service, the prestige of our Institution among the patients and the community is  increasing.

Population, attached to the outpatient

At the present time, more than 14 thousand patients (adults, children and senior citizens ) avail themselves of the clinic’s services.  However, there are still more patients who wish to receive services from us but resource and space restricts this at the present time. 

Family clinic as a site for Family Doctor training

Our Family Clinic is the only polyclinic attached to the Department of Therapeutics and Family Medicine, Postgraduate Faculty, Uzhgorod National University. As such, this means that many family physicians within the Transcarpathian Region are trained in our clinic. Practical skills and communication skills training is carried out by Assistant Professor of the Department, docent  Dr Paul Kolesnyk PhD, MD.

Support for the Clinic

At this present time of economical restraint, the primary  medical care provided for the population (which includes infants, children, pensioners, disabled and low-income families) is mostly supported through  the enthusiasm of our clinical team and Family Physicians. It is both a  pleasure and an honour to be able to inform readers of this web site that our clinic is fortunate to receive partial support from the good citizens of Uzhgorod, who see the future in the development of Family Medicine in the Transcarpathian region.

In order to support the future development of Family Medicine in Uzhgorod, the  Transcarpathian Regional Charitable Foundation “Family” was created in 2005.  A parallel programme:  “Support for  the development of modern laboratory diagnostic methods in Family Medicine”  was also developed. In order to fulfill the principles of this programme in 2008, a small  laboratory was developed within the Clinic and opened with the help of charitable funds from patients and partners.

Diagnostic services

In order to improve our outpatient facilities and diagnostic services over the past 3 years, and with  the support of partners and charitable donations, a mini-laboratory service was opened.

This service now  receives requests from around 250 people every month; we expect that number to increase. To facilitate the service, four  agreements were signed  with modern laboratories in Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk and Kyiv, who now receive our laboratory specimens on a weekly basis. Until new services can be developed locally we expect this agreement to continue.

Special equipment that facilitates Family Medicine care is also present within the clinic:

  • ECG apparatus (new)
  • Pulse oximeters (new)
  • Glucometers (to measure sugar levels in the blood and issued to each doctor and many patients with diabetes)
  • Ophthalmoscopes
  • Peak-flow meters
  • Nebulisers (compressor and ultrasound type)
  • Vacuum machines ( breast pumps) for stimulating lactation in young mothers
  • Ultrasound therapy apparatus
  • Electronic weighing scales for babies
  • Binocular microscopes for laboratory diagnosis
  • Centrifuges
  • Audiometers
  • Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus.

Achievements since 2005

  • Developed charity representatives from the regional family doctors
  • Repairment to the ambulatory
  • Instalation of a new heating system for the ambulance
  • Replacement of the old windows by new metal and plastic ones in the kindergarten and school, under the charity patronage
  • Replacement of the electric lights in the ambulatory, kindergarten and school
  • Foundation of the only laboratory in the family medicine clinic
  • Development of the laboratory in the Family Medicine clinic, according to the programme of “Improvement of the lab diagnostics in the family medicine clinics in Uzhgorod”
  • Development of a target list  of group donation recipients within the Region, under the charity patronage ( traditional X-mas distribution of the presents included)
  • Development of  the standing of the Charity within the region through the local  media
  • Foundation of a store house for the Charity
  • Publication of several educational brochures and practical manuals for Family Doctors, written by Dr Paul Kolesnyk and published through his fundraising monies. Recently those books have become ”bestsellers” among the Family Doctors in some Regions of Ukraine.
  • Development of a computer programme, facilitating of the development and production  of medical reports in Family Medicine practice. The above programme was developed and introduced to Family Doctors of the region by Drs Paul and Natalie Kolesnyk.

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From the monies provided through fundraising activities, received from the citizens of Uzhgorod, the replacement of windows in our family clinic was carried out during the autumn of 2009. Now the cold winter is not a danger, neither for the employees nor for ambulatory patients.

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We continue to be surprised by such wonderful gifts– a happy Easter holiday!

Students of Chertez orphanage school waited for the fluorescent lamps from Holland as a gift for Christmas!

A year ago, through the initiative of the Transcarpathian Charitable Foundation, and with the support of our reliable Dutch partners – Family Van Dorp Oosthoek, we organized the action “Christmas lights for the orphanage”. Children from the Dutch school “Anchor” took an active part in this action : within a month they started fundraising: washed cars, cleaned offices and organised many other activities to collect money for the action.

From the money raised by our Dutch students in the Netherlands, we were able to purchase our neon lights.

Sadly, because of a holdup at the Ukraine border Customs, out lights were not able to be transported to us. Fortunately, the Netherlands Consul in Kiev intervened and helped and eventually the problem was resolved, including the waiving of importation taxes.
Finally the students of Chertez orphanage school received their “Christmas lights’ as well as toys and clothing, ready for their Easter hollidays!

Thanks to our Dutch “Anchor” students and the kindness in the hearts of those young students, the orphanage children in Chertez ( many with mental disabilities and learning difficulties) receiveda small miracle that Easter holiday, and no doubt will look forward to each holiday with great anticipation.

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The vice-Director of the Foundation, Dr. Paul Kolesnyk, arrived at the disabled children of “Leferoad” organisation dressed as Santa Claus.

Gifts from Santa Claus were received by more than 50 children, with physical and mental disabilities ,who study at the Rehabilitation Center “Liferoad”.

Bags containing  colourful toys, school accessories, sweets, stationery and games for the Ukrainian children were collected by  Dutch students from the school  “Anchor” and from our regular partners in the  Foundation “Family” :- the Dutch family Oosthuk Van Dorp.

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From our charitable  money, the repairment of our clinic can now be organised on a regular basis; with annual maintenance of the buildings, facades and surrounding land.

With the help of our Dutch partners in 2007, the family clinic staff were involved in  the repairment of the building. In the photograph, the  Director of the Foundation  Dr Nataliya Kolesnyk is drawing pictures on the walls of the clinic. With many of the walls showing cartoons, the clinic has fast become very popular with our younger generation.

The building of the clinic building was badly in need of   repair!

We attracted  volunteers!

A room for staff relaxation has been implemented  in the clinic.

Thanks to the volunteers and funds raised from the local sponsors, as well as due to the shipment sent from Netherlands and USA , the little room has been repaired and an express lab has been opened in the clinic.

On the photo the chief Doctors of the Municipal Polyclinic and the Children’s Hospital take part in  the ceremonial opening of the express lab in the clinic (2008).

Charitable donations are  coming from the Netherlands, USA and Switzerland to support the clinic.

We appreciate for the voluntary help and activity of Irina Matosova in   yearly maintenance of the  land and gardens.

The repairment of the old-looking clinic building was  made in 2009,  due to the charitable donations  of our patients.


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Under the supervision of the Foundation is the educational complex “Pervocvit” (it is combination of kindergarten and primary school):

For the kindergarten groups carpets, toys and developing games (sent from Holland) were presented.

The classroom of English has been completed.

Due to the foundrised costs new windows in the bedroom of the kindergarten group was settled.

Fluorescent lamps accepted form Holland were presented to the institution instead of the bed lighted lamps that spoiled the children’s vision. We succeed to enlighten 5 classes and corridors of primary school of the institution.

In the kindergarten the Charity Market “Nokkie” has been held in order to support this project and the involvement of parents to help.

Poster Nokkie okt08[1]

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