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Health

Not just Covid, our commitment to hospitals

One million pieces of personal protective equipment donated to doctors, nurses and rescuers. Over 130 instruments and pieces of machinery purchased in record time for the main Piedmontese hospitals. A bus designed to make swabs and a hired plane to bring Cuban doctors to Turin in the middle of the lockdown. We have always supported the health system but nothing had ever engaged us like the Coronavirus Emergency: for the first time in our history we have not limited ourselves to repairing the damage of a tragedy, but we have found ourselves at the centre of the battle, against an enemy that has often seemed invincible to us.

Customs procedures, transport problems, endless bureaucratic obstacles: despite the difficulties, during the pandemic we collected donations in 70 countries around the world and we immediately transformed them into masks, gowns, CAT scanners, ultrasound scanners. Practical things: those that over the years we had already supplied to all the most important Turin hospitals. From Mauriziano, in the city centre, where we renewed the radiology department, to Sant’Anna, the women's hospital, where we renovated the entire chemotherapy day hospital. From Regina Margherita, an international reference for children's diseases where we have reconstructed four wards, to the IRCCS in Candiolo, a centre of excellence for oncological treatments, which we helped to found and recently supported by purchasing an MRI.

The fight against cancer, proximity to sick children and people with disabilities have always been a top priority for our donors. So our work is constant, made up of large construction sites but above all of a lot of daily prevention. There is the cardio protection programme, with cardiological screenings for young people and over 300 defibrillators that watch over the city. Then that of Pet Therapy, with which we support the elderly, children with disabilities and cancer patients. Finally, that of first aid lessons for parents and grandparents. A lesson may be enough to save a life: like that of Chiara, five and a half years old, rescued by her grandmother.

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Coronavirus emergency
At the forefront helping hospitals, schools and businesses
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Turin and Piedmont
Pet therapy
Hospitals, schools, hospices: dogs bring back smiles
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Turin
Against female tumours
A new chemotherapy day hospital for Sant'Anna
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Turin
For the Regina Margherita hospital
Four new departments to give hope to our children
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News

29/08/2020
How our Pet Therapy project is making special need people smile again
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27/07/2020
Covid, Specchio raises over 10 million euros
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03/07/2020
Covid, Joan Baez donates to Specchio 50k dollars
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29/05/2020
From Guatemala to Pakistan, a worldwide hug for Specchio and Italy
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Since 1955, we have been giving hope to those who suffer with immediate and concrete projects in Turin, in Italy and in the world: when there is an emergency, we are always there.
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