Health technology company Royal Philips and non-profit organization the Philips Foundation are providing support to help address the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Ukraine and at its borders. The support being provided by Philips and the Philips Foundation includes hospital relief, support for acute and emergency care, financial support, and supplies for displaced Ukrainian citizens, plus a dedicated employee donation program.
“We strongly condemn the war in Ukraine and are deeply concerned and saddened by the devastating impact it is having on the country’s people,” said Frans van Houten, CEO of Royal Philips. “We are working hard to help those impacted by this crisis, including our own colleagues and their families in the country, and supporting local hospitals and other care providers on the ground as best we can. As a health technology company, we will uphold our purpose to improve the health and well-being of people through innovation, at the core of which is a deep respect for human rights, fundamental freedoms and democracy.”
Hospital relief – The Philips Foundation is providing a 24-bed mobile hospital equipped with Philips’ patient monitors, electrocardiographs, and handheld diagnostic ultrasound devices. The mobile hospital is expected to be installed in the city of Lviv.
Support for acute and emergency care – In addition to the installation of a mobile hospital in Ukraine, the Philips Foundation is working with Philips’ teams in Poland and Romania, as well as humanitarian organizations with a local presence, such as the Red Cross, to install mobile check-up units – using Philips handheld diagnostic ultrasound devices – near the Ukrainian border in Poland. The check-up units are intended to provide acute and emergency care where necessary, as determined by local emergency services.
Financial support and supplies for displaced Ukrainian citizens – The Philips Foundation and Philips have teamed up to provide financial assistance to displaced Ukrainian citizens at the Romanian and Polish borders to cover accommodation and travel costs, as well as support for mothers and children in the form of Philips mother and child care products, respiratory care products, and handheld ultrasound devices to be used at dedicated medical tents, which are already working 24/7.
Employee donation program – Philips employees can donate via the Philips Foundation to help provide humanitarian relief to people in Ukraine and at its borders. All donations received will go directly to initiatives that provide immediate relief to people in Ukraine and help alleviate the situation at the country’s borders. Philips has committed to matching the collective contributions made by its employees.