TEN PERUVIAN CHILDREN WILL BE INTERVENED THANKS TO A MISSION OF CARE SPONSORED BY VILLA REYES

  • It is the fourth solidarity mission that the solidarity programme of our Hospital carries out at the National Institute for Children in Lima-Hospital del Niño. 
The Cuda’m Solidarity Mission team of the Hospital Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona at the time of their departure for Peru.

Seven professionals from the Heart Area, the Intensive Care Unit and the Anaesthesiology Service of the Hospital Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona will treat very complex cases for one week.

This is the fourth time that the Cuida’m programme has organised a solidarity mission to the National Children’s Institute of Lima-Hospital del Niño to carry out, together with a team of local professionals, heart interventions requiring highly complex techniques. Thanks to this joint work, not only are we directly helping patients in the Andean country, but we are also contributing to the training of the cardiac surgery team at the Peruvian hospital.

During the 10th and 14th of December, ten patients who have previously been studied by our professionals before travelling will be treated intensively in order to dedicate one hundred percent of their time exclusively to the surgical task.

One of the important keys that makes it possible for the Hospital del Niño to receive teams such as that of the Hospital Sant Joan de Déu is that it has an intensive care unit equipped with what is essential to be able to carry out the post-surgical follow-up required by this type of intervention.

This mission would not have been possible, in the first place, without the solidary involvement of Villa Reyes SL, an entity that has been collaborating for years with the Cuida’m Programme and that, for the third time, has wanted to take charge of the expenses of this expedition. But also thanks to the solidarity of the medical team, made up of doctors José María Caffarena, Fredy Hermógenes Prada, Stefano Congiu, Dmytro Lushchenko, Juan Manuel Carretero, Susana Segura and the perfusionist nurse Rocío Fernández, who work intensely all day to be able to operate on two children a day and treat cardiology patients in the hospital consultations in Lima.