IMED invests €10.5 million in new cancer centre in Murcia on Spain’s Costa Blanca

IMED invests €10.5 million in its new cancer centre in Murcia on Spain’s Costa Blanca, the first in the region, which opened yesterday, Tuesday, June 24.

HALF of the investment, €5.5 million, has been used to equip the facilities with the latest generation and high technology equipment that will support the Murcia Health Service (SMS).

Specifically it will support cancer patients at the Reina Sofía and Morales Meseguer hospitals, and will have the capacity to treat up to 1,500 patients a year.

In his first public appearance since the pandemic, Minister of Health, Manuel Villegas highlighted the fact the new 2,000 sqm IMED facility, located in Nueva Condomina shopping area, is equipped with two linear accelerators, a brachytherapy and a CAT scan team.

He said “it is a cause for celebration to have a new centre at the disposal of the people of Murcia”.

Ángel Gomez, IMED’s CEO, stressed that opening this centre “is an important milestone because it is the first time we have left the Valencian Community”, where there are currently seven centres and 1,500 employees.

“For us it is a reason for happiness to be here and start a new journey in Murcia”.

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Tara Rippin

Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
She loves being part of a community that has a wonderful expat and Spanish mix, and strives to bring the latest and most relevant news to EWN’s loyal and valued readers.

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