The principal goals of PNOE are:
- To establish Paediatric Intensive Care Units in State and University hospitals and donate medical equipment to Neonatal and Paediatric Intensive Care Units throughout Greece.
- To support children and their families while the child is in Intensive Care and provide rehabilitation services after discharge.
- To provide continuing educational opportunities for Intensive Care medical and nursing staff.
- To provide basic training in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid to the general public.
Approximately 4,000 children and neonates require treatment in Intensive Care Units in Greece every year. In 2015 94% of them no longer required intensive care. Hospitals believe that these numbers apply every year.