In the last decade, the health situation in Poland begins to reflect the situation in other developed countries. We are witnessing the aging of our society. According to forecasts, in 2060 Poland will probably be the oldest country in Europe - people with completed 65 years of age have the form in our country, 36% of the general population.
Another major problem of modern Polish is a disability in the field corner. The most common cause of disability are cardiovascular, locomotor system, neurological and psychiatric diseases, and the increasing number of disability coupled numbers. In Poland every year to psychiatric hospitals gets about 1.5 million people.
If we combine the above mentioned health problems we get average patient of Department of Social and Psychiatric Treatment in Owińska. A person with mental illness or intellectual disability, often older with varying degrees of disability that requires constant care. As indicated by the forecast for future years demand for psychiatric care and treatment will significantly increase (based on data from NPOZP 84% increased incidence in 1999-2004 in psychiatric medicine all day).
The project „Improving the quality of care for dependent people with mental and intellectual disabilities - Branch ZOLiRM in Owińska”, which implies the development of building-present site of the Institution, as well as measures to improve the quality of care is the answer to the above-described problems.
Our main purpose is to improve the quality of care for dependent people with mental and intellectual disabilities in the Department of Social and Psychiatric Treatment in Owińska by:
increase access to care and treatment services and psychiatric disorders;
expansion of the existing facility, creating space friendly to people with disabilities around together with suitable equipment;
raise awareness of staff working with people with intellectual disabilities, dependents and mental disorders;
integration of people with disabilities, dependents and with mental disorders with the local community;
shaping the attitudes of understanding and acceptance and to counter discrimination against persons with disabilities, dependent, elderly and psychiatric disorders.
The project provides two sets of activities: investment - related to the construction of a new wing of building and non-investment containing various initiatives aimed at improving the quality of care for patients. Also provides for actions shaping the attitude of understanding and acceptance of people with mental disabilities.
Project co-financed by the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area and the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2009-2014 Operational Programme PL07 "Improve and better alignment of health to demographic and epidemiological trends" and the City of Poznan.