“This place is absolutely extraordinary, because here we will take care of the needs of women comprehensively. Warsaw has never had such a facility before,” said Mayor of Warsaw Rafał Trzaskowski on Friday at the opening of the Warsaw Institute of Women’s Health. The new medical facility on Inflancka Street will enable all women to have a comprehensive in vitro fertilization procedure.
The hospital will provide medical care in the field of gynecology and obstetrics, including gynecological oncology, geriatric gynecology, pregnancy pathologies, fetal diagnosis and therapy, neonatology and infertility treatment. In addition, patients can receive psychological and psychiatric support.
The Women’s Health Institute officially opened on Friday. During the ceremony, Warsaw Mayor Rafał Trzaskowski thanked everyone who makes it possible for the facility to function, including the medical and non-medical staff and the hospital director, Dorota Gałczyńska-Zych.
“This place is absolutely incredible because it is here that we will fully address the needs of women. Such an institution has never existed in Warsaw,” said the mayor.
He explained that the institute will take care of the patients from the decision to have a child, through the birth, to the care of the newborn. “This place will also be exceptional because we will be able to offer diagnostics to all women: from girls to seniors,” added Trzaskowski. He also stressed that the facility will have its own laboratory, which will be used, among other things, for in vitro fertilization.
“More than a year of very hard work”
Warsaw Deputy Mayor Renata Kaznowska said the decision to establish the hospital was made in 2022. “It has been more than a year of very hard work and great determination to make this happen,” she added. “I remember our first, very difficult conversations. I promised that the day would come when we could open the Warsaw Women’s Health Institute, and that day came on May 26,” Kaznowska said.
The deputy mayor also said she is confident the facility will thrive thanks to the people who work there. “We already have other plans,” she added.
Warsaw City Council Chairwoman Ewa Malinowska-Grupińska said the concept of a facility where patients would have access to all doctors was extraordinary. “Leaving everything in one team caring for a patient seems like something that cannot be overstated. This is Warsaw’s first step in this direction, but not the last,” she assured.
First hospital of this kind in Poland
The hospital is the first facility in Poland to offer comprehensive and completely free in vitro treatments. The institute will offer women living in Warsaw support in the treatment of infertility. From the first doctor’s appointment, the procedure includes full diagnostics and treatment, all examinations necessary for in vitro fertilization, pregnancy control, childbirth preparation courses, childbirth – including caesarean section – and, if necessary, psychological care and support for the newborn.
Patients can use the hospital’s services free of charge. “All the necessary tests for the in vitro procedure, pregnancy control, childbirth classes, happy delivery and psychological support, which is crucial because it is important to support young mothers,” added Mayor Trzaskowski.
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