Health spending doubles in Andalucia

INVESTMENT: The new facilities at the University Hospital of Torrecárdenas at Almeria. Credit: Andalucia Council

SPENDING on health facilities has doubled in Andalucia.

Infrastructure worth more than €168m has been approved by health bosses in the region since January which is twice the level of last year for the same period.

The investment has resulted in 30 new facilities being built – including a walk-in centre in Almería – and improvements to another 101 hospitals and clinics.

Figures include private developments as well as public sector provision. Of 131 works in total, 72 are public sector funded and 59 are private sector.

Malaga is the province where most developments are being undertaken with 31, followed by Cádiz, where 23 works will be carried out. Seville, Cordoba and Granada have 18, 17 and 16 projects respectively. Other areas receiving investment are Jaén, Almería and Huelva.

There will be 10 projects in Almería including the walk-in centre at the University Hospital of Torrecárdenas which has a budget of more than 8 million euros.

Investment covers new construction, renovation or expansion of buildings and includes mortuaries, electrical installations and sanitary centres and includes the job opportunities and the positive economic impact on supply and support businesses.

The investment, analysed from January 1 to September 30, doubles that of the same period of 2018, when interventions worth 77 million distributed in 114 interventions were approved.

The figures have been produced based on data from economic consultants DoubleTrade Spain.

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