- Paco Arango poses in the new Aladina ICU with little Iván while they film the video to present our big project.
- The new ICU has six isolation boxes, compared to the two that were there before.
- Updates includes computers at the foot of the bed, robotic arms, natural light, comfortable seating for the parents, and a rest room.
- Our president, Paco, during the inauguration flanked by our foundation’s director and the director of hospitals.
- Cristina Cifuentes in the new meeting room for medical staff during her visit to the Aladina ICU.
- Paco shows the new ICU to our Aladino Gabriel, who was admitted to the old ICU.
- Paco receives a commemorative gift for the inauguration from Sor Concepción.
- Mario Vaquerizo and Cayetano Rivera star in the funniest ad for the campaign “A hug for the children’s ICU at the Hospital Niño Jesús.”
- The players from Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid gave us the first big hug for the Aladina ICU.
- Antonio Banderas and Eduardo Gómez starred in another one of the big ads for our campaign. Join by sending an SMS with the word ACHUCHON to 28014.
- Antonio Carmona and Susana Grito gave us this beautiful solidary hug.
- We counted on help from two greats from the world of journalism: Pedro Piqueras and Matías Prats.
- The logo for our hug campaign to reform the ICU, which helps more than 800 seriously ill children every year.
The new Aladina ICU is already working at full capacity!
The new Aladina ICU at the Hospital Niño Jesús has been fully up and running since 14 December, 2016. With a cost of €1.5 million, it’s the most significant project carried out by the foundation to date.
The new ICU has the latest technology and comfortable installations for the families, along with lots of natural light with big windows overlooking the Retiro park.
Why was it so important to reform this ICU?
- Every year it helps more than 800 children from all around Spain.
- It’s the ICU for the Comunidad de Madrid’s 18 public hospitals.
- The children’s average stay is around 4 days. But for children with cancer, they may have to spend up to a month here.
- It’s the ICU that treats the most children with cancer in all of Spain.
- It didn’t have any natural light. The kids couldn’t tell the different between night and day and lost all sense of time.
- It’s the ICU that treats the most serious cases.
The ICU at Niño Jesús is the one that treats our kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews, friends, and more. It’s the ICU for all of the children in Madrid and for many more seriously ill children from all around Spain.
The new ICU has:
- 14 beds equipped for intensive care
- 14 robotic arms
- 7 single stands and 1 double stand for multiple trauma
- 6 isolation boxes
- Lighting controls for both natural and artificial lights
- A healthcare unit for nurses
- Systems for energy efficiency and acoustic comfort
- A break room for nurses
- A storage room for equipment and rooms for cleaning and linen services and a room for the resident with its own bathroom.
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We want to thank the thousands of individuals who donated, the hundreds of schools, and the many companies who joined in to make this project possible by sending us a big hug, and to the agency Sra. Rushmore for designing the campaign “A hug for the children’s ICU at the Hospital Niño Jesús.”