In Bosnia and Herzegovina, together with the Clinical Center in Banjaluka and hospital in Bijeljina, the hospitals in Prijedor and Bosanska Gradiska are the major hospitals in Republika Srpska. These hospitals were built in the 1970s, and were recently granted certification. Despite very generous financial support from international organizations, we noted that patients at the OB/GYN departments in Prijedor and Gradiška Hospitals, were still using mattresses that were the original mattresses since 1975!!!
Working with local manufacturer in Gradiška, we were able to procure 62 new hospital-conform mattresses for hospital use with covers that can be easily removed and sterilized. November 2017, we delivered 40 mattresses to the hospital in Prijedor and 22 to the hospital in Gradiška. With this donation, all beds in OB/GYN wards of these hospitals got new mattresses.