New treatment chambers
Two new treatment chambers were officially opened in the Health Resort on 12 June 2014 – the Dragon Chamber and the Feliks Boczkowski Chamber. A press conference was organised during the event as well as a presentation of exercises and treatment procedures.
– The “Wieliczka” Salt Mine is continuing its efforts towards the development of Health Resort procedures by opening new chambers, a state-of-the-art inhalatorium, individualising the treatment program and thus creating a respiratory system rehabilitation centre. The first of its kind in southern Poland designed for patients of all ages – said Kajetan d’Obyrn, President of the “Wieliczka” Salt Mine Board during the conference. – Rehabilitation shall be the first pillar of the centre. The second one will be balneology, that is, treating patients by means of the climate within the mine and by means of natural resources such as mineral waters.
Expanding the underground treatment base by adding two new chambers will allow adapting the respiratory system rehabilitation program to the needs of patients, including, amongst others, adapting the level of rehabilitation to the level of respiratory system efficiency.
The kinesiotherapy room in the Dragon Chamber is equipped with physiotherapy equipment and a state-of-the-art inhalatorium with inhalation stations allowing to provide precise doses of brine and medicaments, including the flow rate, temperature and consistency of the aerosol. A complex system for cleansing the respiratory system will be possible in the Dragon Chamber – inhalations, postural drainage, percussion.
The Boczkowski Chamber is designated as a chamber for resting and education. The chamber which was marked only with a number until the day of its opening was named after Feliks Boczkowski during the opening ceremony. The commemorative plaque was unveiled in the “Wieliczka” Salt Mine by Kajetan d’Obyrn and Dr Krzysztof Czarnobilski, head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs hospital in Krakow.