The Spectacular Gala Of The British Hospital To Raise Funds And Promote The Creation Of 6 Operating Rooms

The Spectacular Gala Of The British Hospital To Raise Funds And Promote The Creation Of 6 Operating Rooms

Fernán Quirós, upon receiving the medal of honor, for his work against the COVID-19 pandemic

The British Hospital carried out on Friday, December 2, the 17th edition of its traditional “Hospital Ball” gala, which was held at the British Embassy Residence, with the presence of 450 leading participants from the most important companies in the country and benchmarks. from the medical community, among others.

This event, which is held every year to raise funds, will promote the Operating Rooms Project, a new 3-story building that will enable the full integration of surgical services, improving the efficiency of surgery.


The former models and hosts, Evelyn Scheidl and Teresa Calandra, the model and host Carolina “Pampita” Ardohain and the model Sofía Zámolo at the delivery of one of the awards of the night

Engineer Juan Irigoin, General Director of the British Hospital, explained: “The objective of the Operating Rooms Project is to provide the Hospital and the operating rooms with the highest technology, positioning ourselves at the level of international standards. Specifically, this new project that we are so excited about, consists of the construction of a new building -after the current building- on Caseros street, which will allow us to be more efficient in the control and management of operating rooms, by achieving a unification of the surgical area on one floor.

And he added: “It will be structured in stages and the first consists of the opening of 6 fully equipped highly complex operating rooms. It is a project that the Hospital requires to meet the expected growth in its strategic plan. The total investment is 6 million dollars and it is expected to be completed in 2024.

The time of the auction. More than 450 people participated in the event.

The event had the special participation of the Minister of Health of the GCBA, Fernán Quirós, who received the medal of honor awarded by the British Hospital, for his work against the COVID-19 pandemic. Also present was the British ambassador, Kirsty Hayes.

The activity was led by Julian Weich. It was attended by the model and host Carolina “Pampita” Ardohain; Sofía Zamolo and her husband, José Félix Uriburu; actor Agustin Sullivan, as well as former models and hosts Evelyn Scheidl and Teresa Calandra.

Carolina “Pampita” Ardohain, said present

One of the attractions of the night were the auctions of soccer jerseys signed by players from River, Boca, Independiente and Racing, as well as the Pumas and La Dolfina jersey.

The auction met almost 3 million pesos and the total collection was 19 million pesos. More than 450 people participated in the event.

The guests were received with all honors.

The artist Juan Carlos Pallarols, in turn, delivered the Rose for Peace, a work that is an instrument to promote peace throughout the world, and which was also auctioned. The closing was by Maxi Trusso.

The British Hospital of Buenos Aires is a non-profit Civil Association whose objective is to provide quality and safety in health care, of high, medium and low complexity, train medical and nursing professionals of excellence and develop cutting-edge scientific knowledge for the country and the world.

British Ambassador Kirsty Hayes

The institution does not have subsidies or sponsorships and all income is reinvested in infrastructure, equipment, technology and professional training.

Alejandro Mansilla, President of the Board of Directors of the British Hospital, expressed: “The prestige that our hospital has built throughout its 178-year history in health care is based on the search for excellence, on the continuous training of new professionals, in research and humanity in dealing with our patients. We are proud to have been pioneers in the first surgery with general anesthesia, the first bone marrow transplant, the creation of the First School of Nursing, in 1890, among others. And it is precisely this history that commits us to continue advancing to provide our patients with excellent medicine accompanied by advanced technology. With this spirit, the Operating Rooms Project was born”.

The night was enlivened by music. The closure was carried out by Maxi Trusso

The hospital has a medical care network, made up of its headquarters in Barracas; and medical centers located in Vicente López, Microcentro, Lomas de Zamora, Quilmes and Lanús.

In addition to having its own Health Plan, created in 1972, the British Hospital provides care through social works, prepaid and privately. Likewise, as a teaching unit of the University of Buenos Aires and as a University Hospital of the Argentine Catholic University, it develops an important teaching and research activity, training dozens of doctors and nurses each year.

The General Director of the British Hospital, engineer Juan Irigoin

Its School of Nursing is the oldest and most prestigious in the country, which has been training nurses without interruption since 1890.

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