Porsche donates 1.three million euros to Stuttgart’s hospitals amid pandemic
While hospitals and their staff are working hard to ensure medical care for people during the current coronavirus crisis, Porsche supports the Klinikum Stuttgart and the Marienhospital with an immediate donation of EUR 1.3 million to cope with the greatly increased challenges. The brand's donation helps medical facilities that urgently need additional medical equipment and equipment.
In this way, 20 anesthesia devices and 21 ventilators as well as a mobile X-ray device, 30 syringe infusion pumps and more than 100,000 premium protective masks can be purchased.
“The outstanding performance of the health care system in Germany has been shown impressively in the past few weeks. However, more support is needed. We are happy to be able to help the Klinikum Stuttgart and the Marienhospital at short notice. Helping others is deeply rooted in our culture at Porsche. In this case, we support the demanding work of doctors and nursing staff and ensure the best possible care for patients, ”says Andreas Haffner, Member of the Board for Human Resources and Social Affairs at Porsche AG.
The Klinikum Stuttgart – including the three hospitals Katharinenhospital, the Bad Cannstatt Hospital and the largest children's hospital in Germany, the Olgahospital – receives around 810,000 euros. 20 anesthesia devices and 21 ventilators are purchased. Additional endoscopes for intubation are also purchased, as is a LightCycler 480. This is a laboratory device that is used, among other things, to detect the coronavirus in DNA samples.
Dr. Alexander Hewer, Commercial Director of the Stuttgart Clinic, is pleased about the support: “In the Klinikum Stuttgart we have more than doubled the ventilation capacity from 90 beds at the beginning of the year to over 200. In addition to our highly qualified staff, we are of course dependent on modern equipment. We thank Porsche AG for the generous donation. We can now also significantly expand our test capacities for the detection of corona infections. Large test capacities are the prerequisite for a gradual relaxation of the current contact restrictions. "
Porsche donates around 500,000 euros to the Marienhospital in Stuttgart. With this amount, 15,000 FFP2 protective masks and 100,000 premium mouth and nose protective masks as well as a mobile X-ray device can be purchased. In addition, 30 syringe infusion pumps are purchased. These are pumps that are used to continuously inject medication into patients. Oxygen flow meters are also on the list. The money is also used to connect the bedside machines installed on the additional intensive beds to the network of the patient data management system.
“All of these urgently needed things are first used to treat our coronavirus patients. However, once the coronavirus crisis is over, this device will also benefit people with other diseases. We would like to thank Porsche very much for this generous and sustainable donation, ”says Markus Mord, CEO of the Vinzenz Group from Paul Kliniken, to which the Marienhospital belongs.