To all Brits living on the CDS

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  • #53847
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    I hope I’m excused for going a little off track re. property itself, but this is something that oneday, God forbid, could affect some of those who live on the CDS.

    I was saddened to read that Cudeca Cancer Care Hospice in Benalmadena may be forced to close at the end of the year.
    It only opened two years ago in April 2006.
    Like all hospices it depends on charity donations and apparently there is a 500,000 euro shortfall in funds.

    Before recently, the subject of hospices was not high on my priority list. But caring for my terminally-ill Mother at home these last months in a place where hospices and professional palliative care does not exist, I am now more than aware how valuable such a facility is.

    Please take the time to read ‘Alan’s Story’ – and how wonderful it would be if as a result some extra donations were made. A really worthwhile way to give a little back to the local community.
    It is breaking my heart that I cannot offer my Mother the expert palliative care she really needs – and deserves, and would give anything to have a hospice such as this near me.

    http://www.typicallyspanish.com/news/publish/article_15947.shtml

  • #80664
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    You are very entitled too go ‘off track’ here Charlie.

    How sad that a new purpose built hospice should close after such a short time due to a shortfall of such a small sum.

    I am involved with palliative care in the UK through my work, and experience at first hand the services that are offered through the local hospice.. I see individuals treated with dignity, which in my view, is possibly the most important aspect of any form of health care. My own father, regularly attended a local hospice, and was made comfortable and at ease during the last days of his life.

    And , as you rightly say, cancer is something that touches us all in one way or another. My area of expertise is the detection of blood diseases, in particular leukaemia. Like most cancers, this disease is on the increase., and hospices are going to be more needed in the future.

  • #80850
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    You are very entitled too go ‘off track’ here Charlie.

    How sad that a new purpose built hospice should close after such a short time due to a shortfall of such a small sum.

    I am involved with palliative care in the UK through my work, and experience at first hand the services that are offered through the local hospice.. I see individuals treated with dignity, which in my view, is possibly the most important aspect of any form of health care. My own father, regularly attended a local hospice, and was made comfortable and at ease during the last days of his life.

    And , as you rightly say, cancer is something that touches us all in one way or another. My area of expertise is the detection of blood diseases, in particular leukaemia. Like most cancers, this disease is on the increase., and hospices are going to be more needed in the future.

  • #80666
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    charlie/maximus

    good points well made. When you think of the huge amounts of money floated around Spain in the last 10 years, often ending up in the hands of those who deserve it the least, it’s criminal that this should be allowed to happen.

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    charlie/maximus

    good points well made. When you think of the huge amounts of money floated around Spain in the last 10 years, often ending up in the hands of those who deserve it the least, it’s criminal that this should be allowed to happen.

  • #80668
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    Thanks for putting this on Charlie 🙂 Although the health service is good here there is absolutely no support for people or their families once they have had treatment. Had contact with CUDECA as a neighbour (75) was sent home after failed cancer treatment and just left. She did not have family and could hardly stand unaided..they were wonderful.

  • #80858
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    Thanks for putting this on Charlie 🙂 Although the health service is good here there is absolutely no support for people or their families once they have had treatment. Had contact with CUDECA as a neighbour (75) was sent home after failed cancer treatment and just left. She did not have family and could hardly stand unaided..they were wonderful.

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