In events of fight with a serious disease, each person needs optimal care and attitude full of understanding and devotion. As early as from his/her first steps in Blocks Hospice the patient meets highly qualified specialists, whose main purpose is the maximal possible preservation of his/her quality of life, alleviation of the symptoms and control of the pain. The patient and his/her relatives and close friends may be assured that they shall receive full physical, emotional and mental support here.
Each smile of a person in need of palliative care is a sign for us that we successfully realized our mission. To wake up in a comfortable place with a view to the mountain may bring a little joy and calmness, this is why all our rooms in Blocks Hospice are namely with a view to the mountain. Getting aware of the importance of maximal contact and easy access of our patients with their relatives and close friends, we, in Blocks Hospice, chose the optimal location for this direction.
Taking the various states of our patients into consideration, we equipped the rooms with specialized high-tech medical beds with antidecubital mattresses, with embedded protective partitions. The needed facilities and own oxygen installation are also provided for in every room.
A highly qualified team of medical doctors, nurses, rehabilitators, attendants and a clinical psychologist are at disposal for the needs of our patients. A talk with the Senior Nurse is carried on at admission of a patient for detailed acquaintance with his/her specific status, and after that a member of the nurse team accompanies him/her to his/her room and bed, helping him/her with the accommodation and showing him/her all the conveniences, equipment and the special devices in the sanitary unit. Each member of the team is dedicated to the mission to provide the patient with maximal security, comfort and calmness.
Our professional team of nurses and attendants approaches each patient with empathy, care and genuine sympathy, whilst:
Blocks Hospice provides a full package of services and care, whose price is conformed to the specific health status of the patient and to the level of dependence.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nikolay Yordanov graduated from the Medical University – Varna, then specialized in “Anesthesiology and Resuscitation” at the Medical University – Sofia, and in 2015 received a doctorate from the Medical University – Pleven. He completed a course in anesthesiology at Cornell University, after which he specialized in pain management in Vienna, palliative medicine in Poznan, terminal care in Budapest and supportive cancer care in Belgrade.
He is a member of the European Palliative Care Society (EAPC) and the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO), as well as the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM). Honorary member of the Bulgarian Society for the Study and Treatment of Pain and is a member of the Board of the Bulgarian Association for Long-Term and Palliative Care. He has about 70 publications on palliative care, has published several textbooks and is a member of the editorial board of the magazines “Palliative Care and Social Practice” and “Folia Palliatrica”.
Currently, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yordanov teaches at the Vratsa branch of the Medical University – Sofia, as well as at the University of Pleven. From 1998 to 2020 he was head of the Palliative Care Department at the Complex Oncology Center in Vratsa.