Blessed Gerard Hospital in Barczewo


We are there where there is hope and suffering …

The hospital care facility has been operational since 2004. In the years 2004 – 2012 when the hospital functioned in Olsztyn, it had 30 beds. Since mid-2012, after the transfer of the hospital to the city of Barczewo, the number of beds has increased to 77, including:
– 10 beds / target 15 / for seriously ill patients who require chronic mechanical ventilation
–  67 beds for chronically ill patients, including the terminally ill or in a vegetative state or coma.


Currently, the hospital provides care services for about 350 patients a year. The largest group consists of elderly patients with neurological disorders, including those after a stroke, with Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis and orthopedic disorders include those encountered after fractures of the femoral neck fracture. Most of these patients have comorbid conditions of diabetes or chronic heart failure or kidney problems.

The second group of patients are those having endured craniocerebral injuries – brain, multiple accidental trauma, cardiac arrest and resuscitation.
Among these are usually older persons in a vegetative state or coma, requiring additional continuous mechanical ventilation. As concerns patients requiring respirator assistance, there is an increasing number of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease/COPD/ or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis /ALS/.

A highly-qualified medical staff is employed by the hospital, including:

– doctors – specialists in internal medicine, anesthesia and intensive care, neurology, psychiatry, medical rehabilitation , pulmonology and surgery
– nurses – specialists in the field of
long- term care nursing - physiotherapists - psychologists - a speech therapist - an occupational therapist - medical care assistants
– an epidemiological nurse - a pharmacist

Treatment provided at the hospital includes:

– care provided by a physician - nursing care - the provision of care provided by care assistants - general rehabilitation of a basic scope, thereby reducing the effects of immobilization and improving movement capabilities - care provided by a psychologist - occupational therapy - pharmacological treatment - dietary care, including enteral and parenteral nutrition

Basic diagnostic testing - speech therapy - therapy using a respirator for those requiring continuous mechanical ventilation - supply of medical products - medical transport - health education Other benefits:
use of of the multimedia Cyber – Eye system in order to make contact with patients with minimal
– multi-sensory stimulation therapy /Snoezelen therapy /
– pastoral care

We are the only care hospital facility providing such services in the Warmia – Mazury voivodeship and probably one of the few in Poland, which can receive patients fed via parenteral special dietary preparations.
We are the first center in the Warmia – Mazury voivodeship and fourth in the country that has the ability to conduct multimedia Cyber – Eye testing for our patients.
The hospital works with:

– universities in the organization of practical internships for students of nursing, physiotherapy and research

– training companies in the organization of internships for students/nurses and care assistants

– schools in the field of voluntary organizations in the hospital

– offices and institutions active in the field of public health and health policy
Hospital in Barczewo is partially finansed by public entities, but these funds do not cover all costs
besides activity of Polish Order (charity concerts, charity auctions, fundraising, etc), the Hospital is in difficult financial situation
Therefore prayer and financial support is cordially welcomed
We would be very grateful for any donations:

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Alternatively, you can send a donation check made out to the: Polish Knights of Malta, Inc.

Mail your check to:

Polish Knights of Malta, Inc
110 Chestnut Ridge Road 177
Montvale, NJ 07645

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If you are donating to a special purpose please let us know.

In case of any questions our Hospitalier Conf. Jan Rościszewski will be happy to respond:


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