The Alarm Clock Clinic

The Alarm Clock Clinic was established in July 2013 as the first model hospital for children with severe brain damage. The Clinic operates at the Children’s Memorial Health Institute.

The construction of the Alarm Clock Clinic, which reached the cost of over PLN 20 milion, was founded by the Akogo Foundation, thanks to the generosity  of many individual donors, companies, foudations and the EU funds.

There are 15 beds in the clinic, as well as the entire infrastructure necessary to ensure treatment, care and neurological rehabilitation of children in a coma.

Since July 2013 there are first patients in the Clinic- children under 18 after trauma that caused serious oxygen deficiency, with appalic syndrome (except from perinatal disorders, genetically conditioned metabolic disorders) The Clinic admitts children being in coma no longer than twelve months since the trauma or six months if the coma resulted from nontraumatic causes. Children can be treated in the Clinic through the period of twelve months with the possibility of staying three months longer.

Children diagnosed in Anaesthesiology, Neurosurgery, Neurology Clinics, who are cardiovascularly and respiratorily stable and without the necessity of sustaining bodily functions at Intensive Care unit ( in the condition qualifying for intensive rehabilitation) are admitted to the Alarm Clock Clinic. The final decision of admitting a patient is taken by the Medical Selection Team  for the "Rousing children from a coma" programme. The team consists of: head of the board, neurologist, rehabilitation physician, pediatrician, physiotherapist, nurse, board secretary and - as an observer - the Akogo Foundation representative.
Detailed qualifying criteria for admittance to the Clinic

Comprehensive medical-rehabilitative programme includes: pharmacotherapy, conservative treatment, attendance benefits, rehabilitation, kinesiotherapy, psychological programme, diagnostics and medical consultation. The medical programme carried out in the Clinic is approved by the Agency for Health Technology Assessment.

Treatment in the Clinic is free of charge thanks to the funding by the National Health Fund. Parents of our patients stay in the Clinic for 24 hours with no costs and are involved in the rehabilitation process.

Apart from strictly medical and neurorehabilitative actions the compulsory eduction is provided in the Clinic: remedical education classes financed by the Education Department of the Capital City of Warsaw Municipal Office. Every day our patients participate in classess conducted by educationalists from Special Education School Complex nr 102 in Warsaw.


Clinic news

9 April 2015
Therapeutic Team of Klinika Budzik found awaken 10 years Veronica in April 7th. Veronica went into a coma after central nervous system surgery. She has been staying at Klinika Budzik from July 2014. Veronica will spend additional  30 days in Klinika Budzik
30 March 2015
2.5 year old Adrian (being in coma) left Alarm Clock Clinic in March 27rd. Adrian has stayed in Budzik from July 2014 after flooding incident. We keep fingers crossed for our little patient.
25 March 2015
This is the first such facility in Poland. That is the reason  of believes: "certainly difficult to get to," or "we can not afford stay in Budzik." Andrzej Lach, director of the Department strongly denies these opinions. He explains that there are currently 12 children staying at Alarm Clock Clinik, while it operates 15. We invite you to read the whole article on
20 March 2015
Since March to Alarm clock Clinic Teamjoined Mrs. Dr.Grazyna Szymańska-Poksińska, medical rehabilitation specialist with over 5 years' experience in the treatment of spasticity with botulinum toxin. A very warm welcome
20 March 2015
Today, Sylwia has been discharged from Alarm Clock Clinic. The staff is pleased with the return of the patient, her Mother home, but nostalgia after 12 months of collaboration with the patient, her mom remains. Sylwia has returned home in a coma

Roused from coma

Pacjenci wybudzeni ze śpiączki w Klinice Budzik
25 August 2017
8-letnia Laura jest 35 dzieckiem, które zostało uznane za wybudzone w Klinice „Budzik”. Przyczyną śpiączki był uraz, jakiego doznała podczas zabawy z innymi dziećmi.
14 July 2017
Janek zapadł w śpiączkę na skutek urazu komunikacyjnego, trafił do Budzika w lutym 2017.
Janek jest 34 dzieckiem, które wybudziło się w Klinice Budzik.
19 April 2017
Weronika zapadła w śpiączkę na skutek urazu doznanego w gospodarstwie rolnym, jest 33 dzieckiem uznanym za wybudzone w Budziku.
13 January 2017
Szymon trafił do Budzika na skutek urazu poniesionego podczas wypadku komunikacyjnego i przebywa w Klinice Budzik od 4 miesięcy.
Szymon jest 32 wybudzonym pacjentem.
02 December 2016
Mirek jest 31 wybudzonym pacjentem, zapadł w śpiączkę na skutek urazu komunikacyjnego i przebywał w Klinice Budzik od końca 2015 roku. Trzymamy mocno kciuki i życzymy wytrwałości w dalszym procesie rehabilitacji.