19 MAY 2017 / Inauguration of the renovated Renal Transplant Unit of the General Hospital of Athens “Laiko”

On Friday, May 19th, the General Hospital of Athens “Laiko” inaugurated its new Renal Transplant Unit. Through a grant, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) supported the complete redesign and renovation of the Renal Transplant Unit of “Laiko”.

To complement and reinforce the redevelopment of the Unit, in order for it to be more functional, while upgrading its healthcare services provided to patients, the SNF grant supported the purchase of medical and paramedical equipment, as well as renovation works in the Renal Clinic and the renal dialysis unit.

The grant is part of the SNF’s initiative Grants Against the Greek Crisis.

The inauguration event was held in the presence of the President of the Hellenic Republic, Mr. P. Pavlopoulos, the Archbishop of Athens and All Greece, Hieronymus, the Alternate Minister of Health, Mr. P. Polakis, the Metropolitan of Mesogaia and Lavreotiki, Nikolaos, the Director of the Renal Clinic, Mr. I. N. Boletis, as well as representatives of organizations, associations and the academic community.

On behalf of the SNF, Dr. H. Murer, member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation, gave a speech.

The General Hospital of Athens “Laiko” was established in 1842, and it is one the oldest hospitals in Athens. The hospital provides services in the all major medical specialties. The Renal Transplant Unit of “Laiko” Hospital was established in 1972 and is one of the largest transplant units in Greece.

Speech by Dr. H. Murer, Member of the SNF Board of Directors