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AECC – Gran Canaria

The AECC is Spain’s main cancer charity and has an operation on Gran Canaria. The main centre is in Las Palmas and there is a satellite station, staffed by a phycologist and/or volunteers, in a public building in San Fernando, Maspalomas (south of Gran Canaria). They can provide social and psychological support for patients and their friends and family. In addition, volunteers and staff are on hand if required in main hospitals. They can also provide some adapted equipment, prostheses and wigs on free loan, subject to a basic needs-based interview.

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Phone 24/7 helpline for all Spain: atencion por todo España (0034) 900100036. Maspalomas office: (0034) 928767502
Full address Main Las Palmas Office: Calle Canalejas, 80 (passage), 35003, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Southern office: (limited opening times):Centro de estancia Diurna de Personas Mayores (Older Persons’ Day Centre), Calle La Margarita s/n, San Fernando, Maspalomas, San Bartolomé de Tirajana, 35100, Gran Canaria
Languages Some English spoken (on request), Spanish spoken
Timetable Helpline is 24 hours and ask for Las Palmas during normal office hours. Maspalomas local office is open: 08:00-14:30 Mondays to Wednesday (and sometimes reduced times Thurs-Fri)
Type of organisation Charity / Support Group
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