Princess Katherine humanitarian visit to Nis
Published: 2013 / 07 / 18
Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Katherine, together with granddaughter Ms. Amanda Garfinkel and her friend Ms. Valerie Skinner, as well as Mrs. Ann Pesic, Honorary Consul of Ireland to Serbia has visited today Kindergarten “Pcelice” in Gornja Toponica, Clinic for radiology at the Clinical Centre of Nis, Association “Help the vulnerable citizens of Nis” and officially opened Unit for palliative care in Knez Selo near Nis.
HRH Crown Princess Katherine delivered donation of toys to the Kindergarten in Gornja Toponica, and then visited Clinic for radiology in Nis, where she donated an ultrasound machine and data processing unit for mammography records, donation of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation from New York City, United States of America.
HRH Crown Princess Katherine, visited “Help the hungry ones” Association and donated food for their beneficiaries.
Accompanied by Dr. Elaine Laycock, long-time associate and great benefactor of Serbian people from the United Kingdom, Mrs. Ann Pesic, Honorary consul of Ireland, Prof. Dr. Zoran Perisic, Mayor of Nis, Prof. Dr. Zoran Radovanovic, director of Clinical Centre of Nis, HRH Crown Princess Katherine visited Knez Selo near Nis, and officially opened a palliative care unit there, that was built by generous donation of Dr. Elaine Laycock and in cooperation with Ministry of health of Serbia.
HRH Crown Princess Katherine officially opened the Unit for palliative care and emphasized: “This is the first Unit for palliative care within the Clinical centre of Nis, and we are all very proud of that. Palliative care is very important field of medicine, but unfortunately still not widely present in our country. Each patient should be entitled to less suffering, more dignity and better quality of life. I am certain that with support of true friends like Dr. Laycock, who has huge experience in this field in England, and devoted work of our doctors, we will achieve high standards of palliative care in our country as well”.