On Saturday 11th of February, on the occasion of the recurrence of the 20th year of activity of the department of special rehabilitative dentistry on a disabled person, the ceremony of handover of the grant for the rehabilitative impiantology on disabled patients was celebrated in the conference room “Rino Nicolosi” of S. Marta and S. Venera’s hospital.
Grant “H.R.H. Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duchess of Calabria and Palermo”
The exeptional work of the team directed by Dr. Riccardo Spampinato had benefited from a first aid on the part of the Order that had contributed to a non-stop erogation of the services during the particoular period of the pandemic.
Dr. Rosario Cunsolo – Medical Director of Acireale and Dr. Maurizio Lanza – General Director welcomed H.R.H. Princess Beatrice of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Grand Prefect, arrived to the hospital, accompanied by the Vice Delegate for Sicily Noble Antonio di Janni and by Esq. Antonino Amato, referent of Catania and Province, as well as organizer of the event, and by Mr. Massimo Putrino.
The day started with the readout of a message from On. Alessandra Locatelli – Ministry of disability, afterwards there have been interventions of On. Gaetano Galvagno – ARS’s President, of On. Luca Sammartino – Vice-president of the Sicilian Region, of Dr. Giovanna Volo – Regional Councilor of health On. Nicola D’Agostino and of H.E. the Most Reverend Mons. Antonino Raspanti, Acireale’s Bishop, President of the Sicilian Episcopal Conference.
At 11.00 Dr. Giovanni Di Giacomo was awarded as winner of the grant and he will develop the implantology on a disabled patient. H.R.H. Prince Charles of Bourbon Two Sicilies, Duke of Castro and Grand Master attended the event in videoconference and praised the work of the department confirming the closeness of the Royal Family and of the Constantinian Order to this humanitarian project implemented by the department of special rihabilitative dentistry in a disabled patient.
At the end of the cerimony the Head of the department took the floor, Dr. G. Riccardo Spampinato – Director UOC Special Rihabilitative Dentistry ASP of Catania, that has retraced the twenty years long path of the department and thanked the Order for its precious and continuous support.
Right after the conference, H.R.H. Princess Beatrice handed over to Dr. Spampinato a medal of the Sicilian delegation with the effigies of Princesses Maria Carolina and Maria Chiara on one side and on the other side the Sicilian eagle with the Bourbonic emblem.