Hanna is studying the second year of the Master in Neurorehabilitation at Institut Guttmann with her baby in her arms; colleagues and teachers take it all naturally, as a normal gesture. When the baby needs it, Hanna comes out of class and looks for a quiet place to breastfeed her four months baby, Sander. We wanted to know more about the history of Hanna Kalajas, born in Estonia 26 years ago and living in Vilassar de Dalt.
The 13th January took place at the Palau de la Música Catalana the anual award ceremony organized by the Avedis Donabedian Foundation (FAD), to recognise the healthcare institutions in different categories.
The video of 50th anniversary of the Institut Guttmann has won the 1st Prize at the Festival Inclús, about audiovisual and disability, in the category of Institutions. These prizes, with international vocation, are recognized both in the world of documentary and in fiction, always aiming to give visibility to audiovisual works related to disability issues and to provide a different point of view.
Institut Guttmann has held this Friday 27th November in the Oval Room at the National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC), the institutional ceremony of the 50th anniversary celebration, coinciding with the opening of the old hospital, in the neighborhood of La Sagrera, in 1965.
On Thursday 19th November took place in Texas Cinemas in Barcelona the successful preview of the film The Best of Men, a biopic realized by the BBC about Dr. Guttmann and all that he did to change the paradigm of spinal cord injury.
This year the Technical Conferences, opened by Ms. Neus Munté, vice-chair of the Government of Catalonia and Dr. Josep M. Ramírez, managing director of the Institut Guttmann, have received exceptionally the most important congresses of specialists in spinal cord injury; the XXII National Conferences of the Spanish Society of Paraplegia (SEP) and the XXI Symposium of the Spanish Association of Skilled Nursing in the Injured Spinal Cord (ASELME).
The Institut Guttmann has obtained the first EMAS Certification (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme o Reglamento Comunitario de Ecogestión y Ecoauditoría), a voluntary regulation that recognises organizations with an Environmental Management System and with a commitment to continual improvement.
The acreditation is result of the audit of 2nd and 3rd June and an example of the Institut Guttmann proactive attitude in protecting the environment, recognised also with the ISO 14001:2004 Certification, recently renovated.
The Institut Guttmann organizes from 28th to 30th October the XXVII edition of Institut Guttmann Technical Symposia, this year in a very special occasion because of the 50th anniversary of the hospital. The event will meet the XXVI National Conferences of the Spanish Society of Paraplegia (SEP), the XXI Symposium of the Spanish Association of Special Nursing in the Injured Spinal (ASELME), the first Conferences on Technology and Functional Rehabilitation and also a Debate of Social Innovation and Disability.
The Institut Guttmann XI Sport Games finished today, after a special edition because of the 50th anniversary of the Institution, and with the objective of promoting and show to patients and ex patients the diversity of Paralympics sports, as always.