Improving quality and accessibility of social health care services in cross-border regions


Health Care Centre
Project Number – MIS 5017270
Priority axis 4 - A Socially Inclusive Cross-Border Area
Investment priorities 9a - Investing in health and social infrastructure which contributes to national, regional and local development, reducing inequalities in terms of health status, promoting social inclusion through improved access to social, cultural and recreational
Intervention fields 053. Health infrastructure
Call 2nd Call for proposals under priority axes 2 & 4
Lead Beneficiary Regional health inspection-Blagoevgrad
Beneficiaries “Papageorgiou” General Hospital
Center for emergency medical care -Blagoevgrad
Office of Social Protection, Solidarity and Sports and Education of Lagadas Municipality
Organisation of Social Protection and Solidarity of Municipality of Chalkidona
Start Date Oct 10, 2017
End Date Apr 09, 2021
Budget 1.125.370,50 €
ERDF Contribution 956.564,93 €
National Contribution 168.805,57 €
The project includes activities for investing in health and social infrastructure to improve the provision of health services, including emergency services, as well as the promotion of cooperation between regional, local and health authorities and organizations, with the aim of sharing of resources and expertise in the field of healthcare, and the development of joint cross-border plans and programmes for the exchange of personnel and information resource of the competent health structures and emergency care centers in the cross-border region.

The project addresses the needs or measures to be taken to improve the delivery of health services, incl. emergency services, and for more effective prevention of socially significant diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer risk, diabetes, etc. in areas with limited access to highly specialised medical activities in the whole CB region through the introduction of mobile healthcare units, equipment of mobile services for telemedicine as well as the joint training of health authorities’ medical staff in the emergency medical system with focus on telemedicine and  joint emergency response plans and protocol in crisis situations.

The project supports the effective implementation of public health policy in the territory of Thessaloniki Region and Blagoevgrad Region for improving quality and accessibility of social health care services in cross-border regions in accordance with the legislation and the recommendations of the EU, with a view to preventing possible risks to the health of the population in the CB region by providing mobile medical equipment for the project partners - the supply of mobile health care units and specialized equipment for telemedicine in remote border areas, technical and laboratory equipment.


D.2.1.3_Brochure_Prevention of socially significant diseases_BG

D.2.2.1_Findings & Recommendations_Capitalisation

D.4.1.3_Preventive examinations on diseases of social importance_EN
D.4.5.3_Study on change management of perception of primary health care_GR

Mobile Health Care Units & Vehicles

Medical / Laboratory / Telemedicine Equipment

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