Why have we dedicated this year of the award to important
personalities from the field of palliative care?
“The theme of palliative care has been for us the flagship of our support almost from the beginning of our Foundation. We realize that we are not creating anything new, we are only going back to our roots when death was a natural part of the cycle of life and was experienced intimately, among close persons. We respect the development of the society and our goal is to provide quality information to people so that they can decide freely at the end of their lives where and how to die, what kind of care to choose and who they wish to have around. For that reason, we have supported, for several years, the work of professionals in the care for the dying through our key strategic program Together Until the End (prolink). With it, we support financial self-sufficiency of hospices, research, training and development of palliative care in hospitals across the Czech Republic. This year, we announced scholarships for palliative leaders and experienced experts for the first time.”
Jarmila Baudišová, Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees