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ESF funding helps boost health care and staff qualifications in Slovakia

Continuous education is a must for health-care professionals. In this spirit, the Hospice Bernadette’s House of Peace and Reconciliation in Slovakia took part in an ESF-funded programme called ‘Complementing the Healthcare System with Qualified Professionals in the Nitra Region II’ which allowed the hospice to employ one nurse who had trained in the programme, with financial assistance from the Nitra region and the ESF.
The regional initiative to boost the quality of health-care services had specific objectives: to improve quality and patient safety in health facilities undergoing renewal, to increase the quality of health service delivery; and to transform the education of health-care professionals in line with European standards.