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Our History

HISTORY OF GALILEΕ. SERVING THE COMMUNITY FOR 10 YEARS.

The first Integrated and Specialized Palliative Care Centre in Greece

2007
2007

We prepare to start up “Galilee” (assessment of needs, planning, education)

2007
2009
2009

The first seminar in the “Basic Principles in Palliative Care” takes place for the training of health workers in palliative care. These seminars have continued every year up to the present. It is a joy for us that, through these seminars, we have shared our knowledge and our vision for palliative care with over 350 professionals!

2010
2010

The first interdisciplinary palliative care team starts their home-care program, and “Galilee” accepts the first patient on March 1st 2010!

2010
2011
2011

Our services are expanded: On November 3rd 2011 the doors of the Day Care Center open!

2011
2012
2012

The volunteers of “Galilee” organize the first Christmas Bazaar, which has taken place every year since and has been established as our biggest annual event!

2012
2014
2014

We are certified for Total Quality Management System (ISO 9001)

2015
2015

Another innovation at “Galilee”: The Electronic Patient File is installed in January and ever since has been supporting the everyday clinical practice

2015
2015
2015

Those who are left behind are not alone… the Bereavement Support Service opens in March to embrace the caregivers of our patients who have passed away, and who need us beside them in this vulnerable period in their lives

2015
2015

The philosophy of palliative care opens up to the community: Ιn September we have our first “Archontariki” Open House

2015
2016
2016

“Galilee” services are expanded to include patients with ALS through the pilot programme of our cooperation with the First Neurological Clinic of the “Aiginitio” University Hospital of Athens

2016
2016

The warm relationship and cooperation of “Galilee” with the Hospice Casa Sperantei of Romania and the Palliative Care Centre “Arodaphnousa” of Cyprus is formalized with the twinning of the three institutions in May

2017
2017

For the first time, the Transformational Leadership programme for palliative care nurses is organized by “Galilee” in cooperation with Merimna and the Laboratory of Development and Improvement of Systems of Nursing Care of the Nursing Department of the National &Kaposdistrian University of Athens, under the supervision of Hospice Casa Sperantei.

2018
2018

“Galilee’s” Hospice opens its doors and accepts the first patient on January 28th

2018
2018 - 2019
2018 - 2019

Participation in the “National Committee for the development and implementation of strategy for palliative care in Greece”

2019
2019

The training of the 7th team of volunteers is completed. Since 2010, when the training of volunteers and the operation of the volunteer service department began, over 220 volunteers have been trained and together have offered more than 100.000 hours of volunteer service, equal to 5 fulltime employees.

2020
2020

“Galilee” has been serving the community for ten years! Our vision for the future is the creation of a centre for long-term care of patients, the inclusion of patients with other illnesses, the creation of an Educational Centre and inspiring other institutions to create palliative care centers throughout Greece