The RECOVERY innovative rehabilitation centre for wounded soldiers has opened its doors on the site of State Military Hospital in Odesa. This is the second of ten centres to be launched by the year-end.
The facility in Odesa, which had not been upgraded for more than a decade, has been equipped to the best international standards. After the complete renovation of the premises, the RECOVERY centre now operates a range of physiotherapy equipment and innovative physical rehabilitation VR devices, which provide feedback with the patients.
“My wife Olena and I want to build cutting-edge rehabilitation centres across the country. This is of paramount importance, because our heroes and heroines put their life and health at stake for us, giving up the most valuable they have. We are honoured to help them to recover from their injuries.
Our centres are unique as they have highly-skilled specialists onboard, so the equipment in their hands becomes effective. Without enthusiasts, without specialists with burning eyes, it would be just a pile of iron. Doctors also feel that they are on the frontline. Military hospitals and centres are their trenches,” said founder of the RECOVERY project Victor Pinchuk during his visit to the rehabilitation centre on its first working day.
The RECOVERY centre in Odesa has cutting-edge simulators and rehabilitation equipment to help soldiers with various injuries, including those sustained in explosions.
“The most common type of injuries among the wounded servicemen we have treated is explosive polytrauma damage to many systems and organs, and often resulting in amputation of limbs. Early, post-acute, and long-term multidisciplinary rehabilitation plays a vital role in treating such injuries.
It is thanks to the innovative rehabilitation and physiotherapy equipment in the RECOVERY centre that the rehabilitation care for our defenders has become as effective as possible. And they do deserve the best. On behalf of all our patients, we thank Victor and Olena Pinchuk for the opportunity to receive quality and timely rehabilitation care,” said Olena Futruk, the head of the state hospital in Odesa where the RECOVERY centre was built.
Rehabilitation gives the military a chance to recover from their injuries, providing them with the necessary support in the recovery process. After all, one of the objectives of the RECOVERY project is to help defenders integrate into society after traumatic experiences.
The mission of the RECOVERY project is to develop the rehabilitation sector in the medical care system to help the military in Ukraine. The project will build a national network of rehabilitation centres for severely wounded soldiers, run international training programmes for rehabilitation specialists, provide sophisticated prosthetic care to soldiers abroad when this is not possible to do it in Ukraine, and ensure quality rehabilitation of soldiers in private partner clinics.
On 14 March 2023, the first RECOVERY centre was opened in Dnipro. In 2023, the national network will launch ten RECOVERY innovative rehabilitation centres on sites of state hospitals in Vinnytsia, Dnipropetrovsk (two centres), Kyiv, Lviv, Odesa (two centres), Rivne, Khmelnytsky, and Cherkasy Oblasts. Every year more than 11,000 patients will be able to benefit from the rehabilitation assistance at RECOVERY centres.