Denia Hospital, operated by Marina Salud, has received an enormous donation of €102,400 from The Masonic Home of Valencia.
It has been used to finance the purchase of ultrasound and tomosynthesis devices which will strengthen the area of Diagnostic Imaging, a key service in the early diagnosis of cancer, giving patients a better chance of surviving and recovering from the disease.
The ceremony was held on October 21, chaired by the manager of the Department of Health, Angel Gimenez, President and Treasurer of The Masonic Home of Valencia, Sam Robinson, and Hugh Parker. Also in attendance were Head of Corporate Development, Antonio Clemente, and Head of Oncology, Joan Manel Gasent. Gimenez thanked the assocaition for the donation, saying: “This technology is essential for early diagnosis and represents the best chance of cure for patients suffering from a tumour.”
The tomosynthesis apparatus, explained Gimenez, “facilitates the visualisation of lesions and allows for a more precise treatment of breast cancer. Meanwhile, the scanner will help to diagnose possible tumours in the abdominal, renal, pelvic or vascular area.”
Gimenez also gave special thanks to Hugh Parker who has personally donated to the hospital, enabling the purchase of new furniture for the cancer day-care waiting room at the hospital.