Today we received with satisfaction that the Parliament of Catalonia decided to award Institut Guttmann the Medal of Honor in category of Gold on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the hospital. The prize recognizes the labor that we do, and the excellence at the attention and the special treatment of people with neurological injures. The medal will be delivered in an official ceremony next 9th of September.
Thursday 16th of July will be held at Sala Luz de Gaz in Barcelona the solidarity concert that the cover band "Por fin Viernes" dedicates to Institut Guttmann in occasion of its 50th anniversary.
The concert will also host the presentation of the musical video that all the professionals of Institut Guttmann together with patients and relatives have done to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the hospital, with the special collaboration of the rock-folk Catalan group Blaumut, which has adapted especially for this celebration his hit song "Pa amb Oli I Sal".
More than one hundred people have attended the second day of Discussions of Social Innovation and Disability conferences in Lleida last Friday 5th of June. At this conference has discussed about the role that the associations have to adapt to the evolution that the society has done in the last years.
This year, to mark its 50th anniversary, Institut Guttmann along with the member organisations of its Social Participation Board and other Spanish and Andorran associations have launched the discussions entitled “Social Innovation and Disability. Discussions on disability in changing society."
On Sunday 12 April, the 37th edition of the emblematic El Corte Inglés department store race was held in Barcelona, which this year was dedicated to Institut Guttmann to mark its 50th anniversary. This race is a great celebration of popular athletics, always achieving huge success in terms of participation. This year there was a record of 81,014 people participating in the race.
A group of fifteen children who are undergoing after-school children's rehabilitation at Institut Guttmann attended the FC Barcelona - Almería match on Wednesday, 8 April and had the opportunity to have their photos taken with the Barca players on the pitch at Camp Nou just before the game.
Yesterday the 37th edition of the El Corte Inglés race was launched at a press conference, which this year will support Institut Guttmann, coinciding with the celebration of our 50th anniversary. El Corte Inglés has chosen our organisation as an Associated Social Entity, supporting not only our anniversary but also in recognition of our history.
Ms Paula Wilson, President and CEO of the Joint Commission International and Joint Commission Resources, has visited the Institut Guttmann as one of the centres accredited by the JCI in order to get to know the institution and keep track of how the centres with this accreditation implement international standards governed by this organisation.
This year's Christmas holidays have been special for paediatric patients of the Institut Guttmann with a variety of special activities organised specifically for them. In particular, a few days ago, the children who are currently in rehabilitation in our hospital participated in an adapted ski session in the Catalan ski resort La Molina. The activity was conducted by the physical education instructors of our hospital, led by Álex Castan.