Victoria Pavilion

A place to take care of life

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ENRIQUETA VILLAVECCHIA FOUNDATION

What we want to do

In recent years, the Villavecchia Foundation has promoted the "Count on me" project, which has helped to develop specialised care for children and young people with serious life-limiting illnesses, with the participation of five reference hospitals in Catalonia. But it is necessary to go a step further and create a comprehensive support space, offering residential places and day support, and providing spaces for respite, leisure and family support, and suitable spaces to accompany the end of life.

A UNIQUE AND PIONEERING CENTRE

SUPPORT

We will work on comprehensive family care and support with the accompaniment of professionals.

RESPITE

We will offer respite stays that will include therapies, multisensory stimulation, water area...

 

END OF LIFE

We will attend to the last days of life of children in a warm and welcoming environment for the whole family.

COMMUNITY

We will promote the involvement of the community, the support of educational centres and the care of professionals.

 

IMPACT

400

Families cared for each year

1.600

Direct beneficiaries

12.000

Indirect beneficiaries

600

Respite stays

40

End-of-life stays

3.000

Complementary therapies sessions

30

Family leisure activities

250

Interventions in educational centres

AN INCOMPARABLE LOCATION

The centre will be located in an emblematic place in Barcelona, with a long tradition and social commitment to the most vulnerable groups: the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau.

The historic site is made up of 27 pavilions. One of them is the Santa Victoria Pavilion, which at the beginning of the 20th century was already dedicated to the care of sick children. True to its original purpose, we propose to convert it into the first paediatric hospice in the country. It will be refurbished by the renowned Catalan architect Carme Pinós.

It will have 1.510 m2 of built surface + 1.300 m2 of gardens.

AMBASSADORS

Luis Enrique Martínez

"Children with serious illnesses that cannot be cured need special care, accompaniment and, above all, they need to be able to continue being children. We also need to take care of their relatives, during the illness and after. Creating a centre to care for their lives is a victory for everyone."

Xavi Sánchez

"We don't need to be touched by a serious illness to know what it means for children, siblings, parents and families. This centre will represent a victory for empathy, generosity and love for life. Let's do it together, let's bring peace and tenderness to those who need it most."

Pilar Caballé

“Those of us who are here, those of us who know the work of the Villavecchia Foundation, we know how fragile life is. Fragile and precious. And that is why it is worthwhile pointing that even the last moment of life should be lived with the utmost dignity. This is what this great project, the Victoria Pavilion, is all about: respect and communion.”

TESTIMONIALS

Mother

SARA BARRAGÁN

"Our children have already died, but having a paediatric hospice would have given us greater security, peace of mind, emotional and psychological support... If the family takes care of each other, the child will be well looked after. If the family takes care of each other, the child will be well cared for."

Father

JULIO CASAS

"For children with special needs and their parents, it would be ideal to have a non-hospitalised centre with more open spaces, where they can breathe, talk, collaborate..."

 

Psychologist

ANA BELÉN BAUTISTA

"Having a paediatric hospice would mean, for many families, being able to have moments of respite during treatment and adequate care during the last days of their child's life".

Psychologist

ANA BELÉN BAUTISTA

"Having a paediatric hospice would mean, for many families, being able to have moments of respite during treatment and adequate care during the last days of their child's life".

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