Poland EMT PCPM operates a health post in the largest refugee transit center in Warsaw, located next to Warsaw East Railway Station. The transit center was built by the NRC – Norwegian Refugee Council and is managed by Polskie Centrum Pomocy Międzynarodowej (PCPM).
Some 1,000 refugees pass through this site every day, arriving by train or bus from Ukraine – some of them as far as Kharkiv and Zaporozhzhia. About 60% spend a few hours and head to other cities in Poland or Europe, others stay in Warsaw. The transit center offers a number of services, from train and plane tickets to children’s playgrounds and food for dogs and cats, but above all it is the place where Ukrainian refugees can rest and restore. The medical station, staffed 24/7 by PCPM’s emergency medical team, sees 40 to 50 patients a day, with some requiring transfer to local hospitals.
Additionally, over the past month, members of the Polish EMT PCPM have supported the evacuation of patients from hospitals in western and central Ukraine, and have worked with the Polish government to organize the evacuation. over 350 pediatric cancer patients who received treatment in Poland and across Europe. .