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Corazón y Vida opens a hosting flat for patients and their families, in La Cuesta - Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The association launches its fourth service of these characteristics, the first in Tenerife, and which has the collaboration of the Adrián Hoteles Foundation

The Association Corazón y Vida opened yesterday a flat for patients with congenital heart disease and their families in the area La Cuesta in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. This new flat is the fourth to be opened by the associaion in the Spanish territory. It opened its doors thanks to the collaboration of the Adrián Hoteles Foundation and can be used by three families at the same time.

This apartment, located very close to the tram stop La Cuesta, has three bedrooms and two bathrooms and aims to help people from the north or south of Tenerife, as well as other islands, who have to travel to the metropolitan area, to go to specialist hospital. All those who wish to have this service can contact the Association Corazón y Vida through their official website, or on social networks, as well as on their email address: secretaria@corazonyvida.com and via their phone number 922 573 953.

The president of the Heart and Life Association, Pilar Domínguez, explained, during the inauguration of this space, that this apartment came into operation last July and since then it has already responded to four Canarian families. "The objective is that up to three families can coexist at the same time because what we seek, moreover, is to create bonds between them and support each other," said Dominguez, who said that the neighborhood of La It costs to open this new service because of its proximity to the two main hospitals in Tenerife.

The Association Corazón y Vida has two other flats in Madrid and another in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, which have been opened thanks to the collaboration of the Government of the Canary Islands and the Council of Tenerife. This is the first time that the organisation has the help of the Adrián Hoteles Foundation, a non-profit organisation that aims to support other entities for the development of activities and projects to improve social, economic and educational needs.

Pilar Domínguez indicated that the idea of ​​opening this fourth floor arose from the numerous demands of families who came to the association requesting a place to stay when they had to go to hospitals in Tenerife. Although a few months ago that this space is providing service, the president of the association said that in flats like those in Madrid, "there is already a waiting list". And, so far this year, the association has favored 94 transfers to Madrid and almost 40 to Gran Canaria.

The Heart and Life Association, which brings together family members and patients with congenital heart disease and who currently represents 4.000 Canarian families, also offers psychological support to its users. For all this, Dominguez celebrated yesterday as an "important day for our association, which is looking to continue growing to be able to continue helping those who need it most".

The inauguration ceremony was attended by the vice president of the Cabildo de Tenerife, Aurelio Abreu, who highlighted the long relationship of the Island Corporation with the Heart and Life Association, which "is able to reach where the administrations are not able to reach » In this regard, he acknowledged that "the Administrations still have to do an important job in this regard because this association gives us life lessons every day".

For his part, the president of the Canary Islands Government, Fernando Clavijo, thanked the "altruistic work" of Corazón y Vida and asked society to "recognize these services, which are more than just an apartment: they are a place to share life and experience and so that users can share their pains and give support. All this is an added value for these floors ».

Source: Patricia Ginovés | The Opinion of Tenerife