From September 17 to 25, the United Nations Global Compact Week of the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) was celebrated around the world.
The Institut Guttmann Foundation is a member of the Spanish Global Compact Network and works actively to achieve the challenges of the 2030 Agenda. Firmly committed to the principles and responsible objectives for sustainability, in its annual CSR Report details those Objectives of Sustainable Development in which it contributes more prominently with the application of its activity.
From August 29 to September 4, this year the Institut Guttmann and the Sunnaas Foundation will offer everyone who is interested in adapted sports, the online edition of the Camp Spinal H20, with interesting training and experiential videos on how to do in an adapted and inclusive way, sports and aquatic activities in a natural and normalized environment.
We present the 2019 Annual Reportthat describes the most relevant facts completed by the organisation throughout this past year, and which includes the Corporate Social Responsibility Report, carried out for the first time entirely in web format; an innovative and pioneering initiative according with our social and environmental commitment.
There is a high number of patients who, after overcoming the acute phase of the disease, have complications associated with having suffered from coronavirus. The sequelae left by Covid-19 are not only obvious and not only affect the physical part, but have also been seen to affect memory, behavior, mood, and the ability to engage in activities of the daily life.
The Institut Guttmann offers a free, accessible, and free-of-charge cognitive stimulation service to people over the age of 50 who are confined home by covid-19, and for whom the current situation of isolation and confinement can be a risk important for your brain health.
Occurring confinement causes the mind to focus on issues or questions that override our ability to act to cope with the situation, or increase our perception of stress, anxiety, etc. The literature shows that all this affects our brain health.
In accordance with the decree of the Government of the continuation of the confinement due to the state of alarm declared because of the pandemic of COVID-19, we are forced to keep canceling all the outpatient rehabilitation activity as well as the consultations external until further notice.
However, the hospital will continue to provide patient and family support services in terms of its rehabilitative treatment and other types of related consultations.
For the Institut Guttmann the most important is the health and care of our patients, and the safety and health of our professionals; That is why the Management has implemented a series of measures to combat the pandemic of the SARS-COV-2.
The aim is to preserve the health of our care staff in order to ensure the continuity of their function; while restricting activity to the minimum required in order to minimize the risk of contagion of our patients, most of whom are highly vulnerable.
Following recommendations of the Health and Administrative Authorities, and given the situation of maximum alert and exceptionality in the country due to the coronavirus pandemic:
Starting March 15th, patient visits are restricted to only one person per patient. This person should always be the same, at least while the regulations of the current emergency situation remain, in order to avoid contagion.
These visits must be strictly necessary and it is requested that minors are not allowed in any case.
Following the recommendations of the health authorities and given the current exceptional situation due to the expansion of the coronavirus, and as a provisional measure of prevention and containment, and to:
1. Avoid unnecessary spread of the virus especially among hospitalized patients who are most vulnerable.
2. Guarantee and preserve the safety of health professionals to enable them to continue, in the short and medium term, offering adequate health care to patients.