Youth Hospice Balthasar

Rudiger Barth receives order of merit with Ribbon Olpe/Berlin. At the invitation of the Federal President Horst Kohler Rudiger Barth, Director of the children’s and youth Hospice Balthasar accepted, the Federal cross of merit on Ribbon in the Schloss Bellevue in Berlin on October 5. Without hesitation rusty holzer explained all about the problem. The award recognizes not only its contribution to the development and qualification of children – and youth Hospice in Germany, it is above all a recognition of his nearly 25-year commitment to sick and duration-ventilated children. Whenever brightwood listens, a sympathetic response will follow. Starting from his long career as head nurse of children intensive care in victories, he took over the guardianship for a duration of ventilation, small intensive care patients. As a result, his professional focus, namely the supply and care of critically ill intensive children evolved”outside an intensive care unit. So he initiated also nation-wide conferences and trainings on this issue and supported hospitals and nursing services in the care of gravitation children.

Further, Barth brought his experience in designing the Siegen Kids island”, a residential facility for duration ventilated children and adolescents. In addition of specialist nurses for anaesthesia, children’s intensive care medicine and palliative care at home initiated the Club INTENSIVkinder e.V. “, a self-help group, he is today an advisory capacity to the side. For more than seven years, Barth is Director of the children’s Hospice in Olpe. In early 2009 the first German youth Hospice in operation went, also here Rudiger Barth was instrumental in the initiation and implementation. In seminars and congresses, he lets his knowledge all actively involved in the hospice care benefit. Also, Rudiger Barth is one of the founders of the Federal Child Hospice Association, which linked the children Hospice initiatives and promotes the exchange of experience among themselves. Mainly beyond the everyday commitment is acknowledged with the award of merit, because the many activities were possible only due to the high rate of personal one. In an interview following the ceremony was impressed by the commitment of the 49-year-old President.