By Chris King • 08 February 2022 • 0:09
Around €900,000 was invested into transforming the original 500m² area into the new 800m² sanitary area.
This updated facility was visited today, Monday, February 7, by Belen Jimenez the hospital’s managing director, and Manuel Baro, the mayor of Antequera.
Ms Jimenez said of the completed project: “These types of actions are aimed at improving and reinforcing the necessary double circuit, so that both Covid patients and those who do not have the virus are treated with full guarantees.”
“In addition, the new arrangement of consultations means that there is less patient traffic through different areas of the hospital, and that, in addition to increasing the comfort of citizens, guarantees greater speed and safety in care.”
The new emergency area has its own diagnostic testing services, meaning patients will no longer have to go from one area to another for tests. All that is left to be finished now is the waiting rooms and the internal connection of the different areas that have been affected by the work.
Two new triage consultation rooms, four general consultation rooms, and one pediatric consultation have been added, increasing the number of consultation rooms in the hospital by seven.
A budget of €1.6 million has been spent on the renovations, including equipment improvements in the new section, as part of the Investment Plan of the Junta de Andalucia for health infrastructures.
Mayor Manuel Baron said: “There has never been so much investment in health infrastructure in Antequera for more than 20 years. When the new hospital was built the Andalucian Government responded with actions to the needs raised.”
“After the imminent opening of the emergency rooms in the centre of the city, we continue with the good news regarding the health facilities of our city, concluding on this occasion the extension of the multipurpose emergencies, both for patients, and with regard to the areas dedicated to relatives,” he continued, as reported by diariosur.es.
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Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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