Taormina hospital, Senator Musolino visits children’s cardiology: “Here fathers and mothers find comfort in a competent team”


By John

The senator Dafne Musolino, from Italia Viva, was visiting the San Vincenzo hospital in Taormina this morning, a stop on the planned tour of hospitals in Sicily. During the visit, the senator expressed her full support for the Mediterranean pediatric cardiac surgery center, affiliated to the “Bambino Gesù” pediatric hospital in Rome, which unfortunately is in danger of closing. During the meeting, you had the opportunity to personally get to know the head physician Sasha Agati and the medical team, who dedicate themselves with extraordinary dedication to the well-being of young patients. “In this context, states Senator Musolino, I was able to appreciate how important it is to understand the real challenges that families face when their children need specialist care. It was touching to observe mothers and fathers who, despite the difficulties, find comfort in relying on a highly competent medical team. The serenity of parents who fully trust this institution of excellence is truly exciting. “The Mediterranean Pediatric Cardiology Center represents a structure of excellence at European level and is a leader in Italy for mechanical cardiorespiratory assistance in neonatal and pediatric patients. Its closure could have a significant impact on the health of young patients and their families The reopening of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery at the Civic Hospital of Palermo in collaboration with the San Donato Polyclinic of Milan could endanger the survival of the Taormina Centre, taking into account the criteria established by the Balduzzi decree for the configuration of regional hospital networks. President of the Sicilian Region, Renato Schifani, has decided to grant a six-month “technical extension”, starting from August 1st, of the agreement for the Mediterranean Pediatric Cardiology Center between the “Bambin Gesù” Institute of Rome and the hospital “San Vincenzo” of Taormina, following discussions with the Ministry of Health. Despite this extension, the future of the Center remains uncertain, therefore Senator Musolino has made a priority commitment to guarantee the support necessary to preserve this structure of vital importance for the health of young patients.