The fight against cancer has affected millions of women. In the city of Turin it is a battle that is mainly carried out at the Sant’Anna Hospital, a reference point for female oncological pathologies. But Sant’Anna is a hospital with some problems. For some years, the day hospital for chemotherapy treatments was partially unusable: a situation that forced women with cancer (who often come from distant regions) to carry out chemotherapy in other hospitals, outside the treatment circuit that at Sant’Anna would be complete.
It was therefore essential to reopen the day hospital, including the part reserved for chemo, with the two large infusion and health monitoring rooms. Specchio dei tempi accepted the challenge: to completely renovate this area of the hospital, about 1050 square meters, at a cost of 1.2 million euros. On 25 June 2019, the first stone was laid and the works, entrusted to the MIT company of Nichelino, were completed as scheduled at the beginning of March 2020. The environment, characterized by all shades of blue is soundproofed, insulated and uses advanced conditioning and sanitizing systems. Each salon is also equipped with video screens with earphones.
The goal is to give the sick people not only the most advanced therapies but also the right serenity to defeat cancer. Over a thousand patients will be treated each year in the new ward donated by Specchio, which became operational at the very beginning of the Coronavirus emergency. And the foundation will continue to support the women of Sant’Anna, together with the testimonial of the Barbara Bonansea project: the Serie A footballer who has chosen to work for the hospital in “her” Turin, regularly visiting the construction site and meeting the volunteers who have overcome the disease.