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Cudeca Hospice 2016 Annual Results Presentation
19/04/2017
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Marisa Martín, Susan Hannam, Joan Hunt & Rafael Olalla
We celebrated our Annual Results Presentation 2016 at the Cudeca Hospice in Benalmádena.  
 
Attending were many representatives of public institutions, companies, organizations, together with volunteers, friends and many supporters, including Charmaine Arbouin British Consulate Consul; Adele Mutwalli, President of Baratillo Benéfico San Pedro, Russell Riggs from Good Companions, José Luís Mella, Resorts Manager CLC World and Martin Nathan, Chairman of Talk Radio Europe. And from Cudeca Hospice, Joan Hunt, Honorary President and Founder; Susan Hannam, Vice-President of Cudeca; Dr. María Luisa Martín, Chief Executive and Medical Director; Rafael Olalla, Deputy Chief Executive and Financial Director
 
Joan Hunt opened the presentation with a huge thank you to the attendees as well as all the people who have made it possible for CUDECA to care for over 13,000 patients and their families, completely free of charge. Right after, Joan Hunt was followed by Marisa Martin who summarizes the first 25 years of Cudeca´s History.

Dr. María Luisa Martín, Chief Executive & Medical Director explained the result of the caring provided during 2016 to 1,270 patients by the 5 Home Care Teams and 235 patients cared for in the In-Patient Unit. She also announced that this year a Master Degree in Palliative Care had been developed in collaboration with the University of Malaga and the General Foundation of the University of Malaga. She also highlighted as future projects: the improvement of Palliative Care for children and also the construction of the Training Centre as a way to finance Cudeca´s care and spread the knowledge of Palliative Care among national & international professionals. She ended saying: “the mission of Cudeca is to assure dignity, hope, election & control for all the patients and their families at the end of life”.
 
Rafael Olalla, Deputy Chief Executive and Finance Director highlighted the positive economic result for the fourth consecutive year. "It is 25 years of solid growth, with diversified revenues, and extraordinary support from the entire community globally," he added. "Still, every year we must continue to strive to find the 3.5 million euros annual budget that the Cudeca project costs today. 15% of the income comes from a public source; the rest of it comes from the generosity of the community. "

Following the two reports, the 2016 Gold Pin was awarded by Joan Hunt, O.B.E. to Susan Hannam, Vice President, in recognition to her longstanding and highly valued collaboration. Susan Hannam expressed how an honour receiving this Gold Pin was to her and how gratifying all these years besides Joan Hunt had been. She decided to join up Joan´s project back in 1992 and still today this means a huge achievement for her to be part of Cudeca.  During the Annual Presentation in Spanish, the psychologist Josefina Mateos was awarded with the Gold Pin in recognition to her collaboration during 25 years.
 
Finally, Joan Hunt expressed her wish to let everyone know how important all volunteers have been for Cudeca since the beginning, and how incredible the idea of having a hospice seemed in the first place. Joan Hunt explained how fulfilled she felt every time she thought of the more than 900 volunteers enabling Cudeca to open more shops to raise funds to help more patients who need Cudeca. After her speech, she invited all present to a cocktail served by Los Mellizos and thanked everybody for attending the Annual Results Presentation.
Susan Hannam - Gold Pin
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