The Erasmus MC Sophia Children’s Hospital provides care for children with rare and complex disorders. The Sophia is part of the Erasmus Medical Centre and is affiliated with the Erasmus University Rotterdam. The hospital is the largest of the eight university medical centres in the Netherlands. The Erasmus MC Sophia Children’s Hospital is founded more than 150 years ago, we offer the entire spectrum of specialisms in the field of pediatric medicine, surgery, and psychiatry. The knowledge of all the disciplines involved in Sophia Children’s Hospital is bundled into four focus areas: The Pediatric Thoracic Centre, The Pediatric Brain Centre, The Centre for Rare Diseases and The Mother and Child Centre.
Children should not be sick, but unfortunately reality tells a different story. That is why the Erasmus MC Sophia Foundation is committed to funding scientific research to discover the causes of diseases and to improve treatment methods. The Foundation contributes to projects to enable innovations in healthcare, so that the Sophia retains a leading position as a children’s hospital in Europe.
At the Sophia, it is all about the patients. High quality and safety of care is paramount. The government and health insurers make an important contribution to the financing of medical treatments. However, additional resources are needed for optimal well-being of patients, research and new treatment methods, education, and relaxation. The Erasmus MC Sophia Foundation (in Dutch: Stichting Vrienden van het Sophia) is a fundraising foundation that raises money for the facilities mentioned above. Thanks to the many donations, the Erasmus MC Sophia Foundation can create facilities that fall outside the regular healthcare coverage.
Such as projects that can take healthcare to an even higher level. And projects that make the stay of patients and their families in hospital as pleasant as possible. Such as furnishing family rooms, toys, and relaxation options. These facilities are of crucial importance for the well-being of the child and family during the sometimes-long periods of hospitalisation at the Sophia and during the recovery period afterwards.
The support of donors, companies, funds and volunteers is indispensable. Together we can make a big difference in the lives of little ones! We are very grateful to our donors for their support.
The Erasmus MC Sophia Foundation consists of a small and honest team that works daily to provide the best care for sick children at the Erasmus MC Sophia Children’s Hospital. The team is supported by enthusiastic ambassadors: the Sophia Children’s Hospital employees. They know the Sophia Children’s Hospital through daily practice and know better than anyone why donations are so important to their hospital and how the money is spent.
Do you have a question, suggestion, comment or an idea about collaboration opportunities? Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.
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Or you can call or email Colette. She will be happy to help you!