The Cudeca cancer care charity on Tuesday signed an agreement with construction firm Compac to build its new palliative care study and research institute.
At the announcement this week, Cudeca explained, "The institute aims to train future professionals in palliative healthcare through teaching and research -an activity that is part of Cudeca's mission since its start in 1992 - and through this, fund Cudeca's care work".
The announcement added, "This centre will be a source of complementary funds, which will support the increase in the amount of patients we look after, which has doubled in the last five years."
Ricardo Urdiales, Cudeca president, said, "This project has been made possible thanks to the extraordinary generosity of benefactor Doctor Yusuf Hamied".
María Luisa Martín, medical director and chief executive of Cudeca, added that "the main objective of the centre is to house the training that Cudeca offers to professionals of all levels and branches in order to improve the quality of palliative care, sharing our special way of caring for people with advanced and terminal illness".