On the 4th of February, being World Cancer Day, the Cudeca Hospice, Cudeca Cancer Care Hospice, received a very special visit from the Benalmádena Mayoress, Paloma García Gálvez, and the councillors for Health and Community Participation , Inmaculada Hernández and Ana Macías.
The Mayoress and Councillors were given the opportunity to see how the In-Patient Unit of the Hospice is run. They were accompanied by Rafael Olalla, Cudeca’s Financial Director; Rafael Gómez, Manager of the Care Teams; and Rocío Torres, Manager of Communications and Fundraising, together with representatives of the different areas of Cudeca’s Care Programmes. They were shown the work carried out daily by each person within the care teams, doctors, nurses, physiotherapist, psychologists and social workers.
The In-Patient Unit was created to offer patients 24 hour specialised care to relieve painful physical symptoms or attend to emotional or social problems.
Every year Cudeca cares for more than 750 patients with advanced and non-curable illnesses, with support to their family. This service is given totally without cost. Throughout these years, Cudeca has cared for more than 7,500 people with advanced and non-curable illnesses via the cost-free multidisciplinary programmes; Homecare, In-patient Unit, Day Care Centre, Rehabilitation and Psycho social care, all coordinated from our Hospice Centre.
Once again, the Mayoress and councillors showed warm recognition to the social work carried out by the Cudeca staff and volunteers, who every year help many Málaga patients who need Cudeca’s Special Kind of Caring.
She also mentioned that “Benalmádena is very lucky to have such a foundation like Cudeca” and pointed out that “In this economical crisis, the solidarity and help of all the Benalmádena people is more important than ever, so that this Hospice continues helping more that 750 patients and their families every year”.
Cudeca Cancer Care Hospice gives heartfelt thanks for the support and solidarity that the Benalmádena Town Hall provides us with each year.