Urgent care under strain in Cartagena as flu arrives in Costa Blanca

COMPLICATED PROJECT: Ramon Fernandez-Pacheco inspects work in progress Photo credit: Junta de Almeria

A&E struggles to cope in Cartagena as January brings the first signs of a flu epidemic. In Santa Lucía Hospital, up to 70 patients were forced to wait in corridors and waiting rooms due to the lack of space, as doctors attended 523 patients in just one day.

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Deirdre Tynan is an award-winning journalist who enjoys bringing the best in news reporting to Spain’s largest English-language newspaper, Euro Weekly News. She has previously worked at The Mirror, Ireland on Sunday and for news agencies, media outlets and international organisations in America, Europe and Asia. A huge fan of British politics and newspapers, Deirdre is equally fascinated by the political scene in Madrid and Sevilla.

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