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

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
17 March 2015
The workshop consisted of two parts: theoretical and practical interactive components. It was conducted by Damian M. Kowalik, a head of nursing team at Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.  
12 March 2015
Nnurses, Alina Biaduń i Marzena Kozłowska
Wielka Orkiestra Świątecznej Pomocy has donated further medical equipment to Alarm Clock Clinic. Mr. Konrad Jaworski's (Dutchmed UK Ltd.) provided us with 12 oxygen dispensers, 4 air dispensers and air transport oxygen cylinder.

Roused from coma

Pacjenci wybudzeni ze śpiączki w Klinice Budzik
25 February 2015
W dniu 24 lutego 2015 roku Zespół Terapeutyczny Kliniki Budzik uznał za wybudzoną ze śpiączki 17 letnią Olgę. Olga zapadła na śpiączkę na skutek urazu komunikacyjnego.
11 February 2015
W dniu 10 lutego Zespół Terapeutyczny Kliniki Budzik zadecydował o uznaniu za wybudzonego 16  letniego Przemka. Przemek zapadł w śpiączkę na skutek urazu komunikacyjnego. W Klinice Budzik przebywał od września 2014 roku.
14 January 2015
13 stycznia 2015 r. okazał się dniem szczęśliwym dla rodziny Piotrka i pracowników Kliniki Budzik. W tym dniu Zespół Terapeutyczny Kliniki Budzik uznał go za wybudzonego ze śpiączki. 16 letni Piotrek zapadł w śpiączkę na skutek urazu w czerwcu 2014 r., a w Klinice Budzik przebywał od sierpnia. Jest naszym 15 wybudzonym pacjentem.
30 December 2014
Filip, 17 latek, przed wypadkiem był zapalonym kolarzem. Do Kliniki Budzik został przyjęty w październiku 2013 roku i jest jednym z najdłużej przebywających w Budziku pacjentów. Filip bardzo tęskni już do swojego środowiska, które było dla niego dużym wsparciem w trudnych chwilach choroby.