BELhospice in Belgrade, Serbia became our country partner in 2006. Serbia has the highest cancer mortality rate in Europe but Belhospice is still the only NGO in Serbia offering free of charge specialist palliative care.
It is difficult for medical charities to receive state funding and authorisation in Serbia. In 2017 BELhospice’s home care service was officially recognised by the Government and that service is now licensed. This is a major step and acknowledged the international standard of the services provided by the team.
BELhospice offers home-care services in Belgrade and in 2018 a hospice care centre was opened and a palliative day-care service was added – the first in the country.
Our long term aim is to facilitate the opening of an in-patient unit in Belgrade.