for Our Own
When delivering warm meals to medical staff we realised that many of them were close to burning out - as their physical fatigue grew, so did emotional exhaustion. One of our volunteers, who works in IT, suggested this project.
Unfortunately, the Covid-19 chaos is not over and hospitals are full of both patients with Covid-19 and other illnesses
As the epidemiological situation has not significantly improved, many medical professionals have been working several shifts and long hours under complicated, high-stress conditions for more than a year. We have met several health care workers who are on the edge of burn-out because of physical fatigue and emotional exhaustion. Unfortunately, this is exacerbated by the high mortality of Covid-19 patients. Burn-out is a common problem not only for medical staff but also other specialists. This project was suggested by one of our volunteers, a representative of the IT field. We believe that quality rest in the Latvian countryside – a place of silence, nature, and sincerity, can heal those who must return to the frontline to fight Covid-19.
As the manager of „Breathing Space for Our Own”, Ieva, explains:
“The project has a positive impact not only on medical workers, but also on professionals who work in tourism that have also significantly suffered during the Covid-19 pandemic. We understand that a lot of people are having difficult times, but there also are companies that were able to maintain or even increase their business results. That is why we kindly invite those companies and people who have a chance and who want to thank medical workers to financially support the project “Breathing Space for Our Own”. Representatives of the hospitality industry are also welcome to help us by offering supportive conditions for our medical workers”.
A total of €45 484 was donated.