The CfKK foundation purchases all required medication directly at the producer. This takes place in close consultation with the department’s physicians. Delivery and distribution within the hospital are carefully checked and registered.
Proper nutrition is essential for every patient’s speedy recovery, especially those under treatment for cancer. In consultation with Dutch nutritionists, CfKK ensures that all children in the pediatric hospital gain access to the tube feeding they need and encourages its use.
Children being treated with chemotherapy often cannot undergo dental care. Hence it is important to check their teeth before undergoing chemotherapy and ensuring that any problems are provided for with appropriate dental care. The hospital dentist conducts these checks and treats the children on a voluntary basis. CfKK plays an important role in facilitating contact and communication between the dentist and the Pediatric Oncology department.
Thanks to the support from CfKK the department has employed a psychologist. She is directly concerned with the children and apart from mental support she also offers more practical support to the children, their parents, and CfKK. To inform and prepare children (and parents) about what is going to happen, they are provided with a children’s book that deals with this topic.
These packages help in making the children feel welcome and facilitate communication with parents and children.