The focus of Patient Safety Day this year is on the safety of health workers. To show the appreciation and respect of medical personnel, orange balloons are displayed in the foyers of East Tallinn Central Hospital.
The East Tallinn Central Hospital Ear-Nose-Throat Centre, which was located at Ravi street for 80 years, has now moved from its former location and today opened its new rooms in the hospital’s Magdaleena unit.
The amount raised at the initiative of the Estonian Maternity Hospital Support Foundation will be used to deliver special CTG monitors to maternity hospitals in Tallinn for monitoring the health indicators of mothers and children.
At this time, it is possible to visit hospitalised patients, except in the Women’s Clinic where visiting is still prohibited. In the Maternity Ward, family rooms are open and both parents can stay in available rooms after the delivery. Visits by other family members or other people are not allowed in order to protect mothers and newborn children.
Physical inactivity involves the same kind of risk for disease as smoking. We are familiar with the saying that those who smoke are 25-50% more likely to get a cardiovascular disease, but insufficient physical activity is also a factor contributing to risk of disease.