Every year, several thousand patients of all ages receive cardiac treatment at the Heart and Diabetes Center NRW. Often it is the only thing which can help them. In addition, many adults and children at our hospital await crucial medical treatment. All treatments performed require top-level medical expertise and state-of-the-art medical equipment. The costs involved are correspondingly high. The guiding principle stipulated in our mission statement is adhered to at all times:
In order to achieve this, some expenses – in addition to the services covered by health insurance or regional government funding – are not covered and yet necessary in order to benefit our patients.
For this reason, a few men and women from the region, together with some former patients, founded the Development Association "Förderverein des Herz- und Diabeteszentrums Nordrhein-Westfalen e.V.". This Association is a non-profit organization and takes care of these additional expenses. Work for the Association is on a voluntary basis. Its charter stipulates what it can and cannot do.
We heartily welcome those who would like to support the work of the Development Association. Donations are voluntary and can be made as a one-off payment or as an annual sum. Donors decide the size of the donation and are entitled to a receipt for tax purposes.
For further details please see the Development Association information sheet, available (in German) as a PDF file to download.