Assistència Sanitària is a medical insurance company; an example of integral health cooperation, a model of self-management thought up by Dr. Josep Espriu fifty years ago and based on the equality of doctors and users in the decision-making and administrative bodies. At present the company provides cover for 200,000 people and has a medical team made up of more than 4,000 doctors at its disposal.
Sandro Rosell and Ignasi Orce, presidents respectively of FC Barcelona and Assistència Sanitària, today sealed a sponsorship agreement by signing a contract that confirms Assistència Sanitària as the official medical provider for another four years with improved sponsorship terms. Assistència Sanitària will continue to provide the Club with medical insurance and hospital services.
The agreement was signed this morning and will run until 30th June 2016. It brings together the two parties in provision of services and sponsorship, and in conditions that mean the extension and improvement of the contract. According to the agreement, the current official medical provider for FC Barcelona will carry on for another four years and will provide medical insurance and hospital services. In addition, the Club will use the Hospital de Barcelona as required, especially for carrying out complex medical tests.
After the signing ceremony, Sandro Rosell spoke to highlight the importance of this contract renewal, underlining the benefits of a mutual collaboration that started in 2005. He expressed his delight at achieving an agreement between “two organizations of great note in Catalonia, and leaders in their respective fields: sport and health”. Dr. Orce stressed "the coincidence of values between two organizations that have their roots in the common desire to improve in Catalan society."