First Children’s Hospice in Georgia Opens

The first children’s hospice in Georgia, called “Firefly World,” opened in Tbilisi yesterday.

The family-oriented facility will provide palliative care for children with incurable and chronic diseases.

The construction of the first children’s hospice in Georgia started in 2015, initiated by the Open Society Georgia Foundation. The first funding for construction came from the Evex Medical Corporation and the President’s Fund.

Over the course of a year, the successful public-private initiative took in donations from hundreds of ordinary citizens and private companies, raising almost 1 million lari for the realization of the project.  

The center will begin admitting children as early as next week, offering 24-hour service for ten children and their parents at any given time. The hospice also has a day care center and home care services available.

by Nino Gugunishvili

18 January 2017 23:39