Champalimaud Foundation's General Council and the new surgical wing
Champalimaud Foundation's General Council and the visit to the new surgical wing of the Foundation
Former President of the Portuguese Republic, Aníbal Cavaco Silva, took part in the meeting of the Champalimaud Foundation’s General Council this Thursday, 2 June, alongside former President of Brazil, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Council President, Daniel Proença de Carvalho, Champalimaud Foundation President, Leonor Beleza, Vice-President, João Silveira Botelho, and Council Members, Pedro Abreu Loureiro, António Coutinho, António Damásio, Carlos Eugénio Corrêa da Silva and António Travassos.
After the meeting, Leonor Beleza announced the opening of the new surgical wing of the Foundation before the end of this year. This is a momentous occasion for the Foundation, as it gives us the ability to open 26 beds with the latest technology and state of the art equipment, in the most comfortable and peaceful environment possible. Head Nurse Alexandra Belchior showed the assembled news teams around the new facility, the videos of which can be seen below.
An exciting new piece of technology created and developed (with partners) at the Foundation was also unveiled: a remote patient-monitoring device. This ground-breaking apparatus will allow patients to spend less recovery time in hospital and more in the comfort of their own homes, without the risks of being sent home too early. José Cruz, leading the development team for the Foundation, described the new equipment as, “bringing the hospital home.” It connects the patient to the hospital through a video monitor, meaning that patients and doctors can contact each other whenever necessary. It also monitors the patient’s vital signs and has a host of other features. Full details and pictures of this innovative device are not available yet but it will be brought into use within the next year.
With the 1st Champalimaud Cancer Nurse Conference happening at the same time, this was one more amazing day for the Champalimaud Foundation.
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