St. Anne’s Hospital provides housing and employment for Ukrainian refugees – Brno Daily

St. Anne’s University Hospital (FNUSA) in Brno currently employs 27 Ukrainian workers. The hospital complemented this initiative by providing social and legal counselling, as well as housing and employment. Photo credit: UNFUSA.

Brno, March 14 (BD) – To express its support for Ukrainian refugees, the FNUSA Brno actively participates in their integration by offering accommodation, work or a place in schools for children. “In the first week, more than 20 people benefited from the offer of social and legal assistance. Most often, we help Ukrainian citizens with visas and health insurance,” said human resources manager Lucie Kulhava, who launched the program.

It also helps to find free accommodation and places in schools for incoming families. “At 8am, a nurse in the lobby called to tell me they had a housekeeper from Ukraine who needed help. She has a daughter in late pregnancy and decided at the last minute to leave Ukraine. She took her child and two teenagers who had lost their parents,” Kulhava said. The son of one of the doctors helped with transport from the border, and suitable accommodation for the newborn was found and arranged through personal contacts.

The next day, the necessary paperwork had to be arranged – in this case, visas had to be obtained immediately, as they are linked to health insurance, essential for the birth. They took care of other things such as handing over the apartment, baby equipment, finalizing the school registration process, the lease contract and prenatal care with an interpreter.

“It’s 38 hours after the first contact with the housekeeper in the lobby. Her daughter lives with the children, she has a residence permit and is going to the maternity ward tomorrow, the children go to school after the spring break. It was a bit stressful, but thanks to the incredible support and solidarity from everyone involved, it all finally came to an end,” Kulhavá said.

FNUSA responded to the call of the National Center for Nursing and Non-Medical Health (NCO NZO) and hosted 15 Ukrainians in the proposed facilities last week. The children were supported by the creation of the children’s corner, which was built with material and financial contributions from NCO NZO employees.

“They were able at least for a moment to forget the hardships they have been experiencing over the past few days. Their joyous laughter was the greatest reward for those who contributed to the construction of housing and facilities. The successful and rapid response to the This situation is largely due to the effective cooperation and helpfulness of both organizations, which want to further develop this cooperation,” said NCO NZO Director Michaela Hofštetrová Knotková.

The solution also includes job postings at FNUSA and NCO NZO. “We offer vacancies to Ukrainians, currently, for example, in the catering service or in the field of auxiliary technical work,” said Deputy Director of Operations Michal Janota.

Hospital workers have also joined a fundraising campaign, which is providing medical supplies to help in affected areas. To date, 227,000 CZK have been collected.

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