SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, March 22. (EUROPE PRESS) –
The president of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, announced this Tuesday in the Debate on the State of Nationality that this year more public hospital beds will be set up than in the last fifteen years.
The president has announced that from this summer three new multipurpose buildings will be available in the annexes of the Hospital de La Candelaria, in Tenerife; the Juan Carlos I, in Gran Canaria, and the Molina Orosa, in Lanzarote, in addition to the complete rehabilitation of several hospitalization floors in the HUC, which means 342 new hospital beds.
In addition, Ángel Víctor Torres announced that the SCS will expand the Hospital del Sur de Tenerife with a new building, through an addendum to the agreement with the Cabildo de Tenerife, which will increase its area by 20,000 square meters and another 8,000 for reorganization. With an approximate budget of 40 million.
Torres explained that this work will mean incorporating new care services such as adult and pediatric ICUs, a specific Pediatric area, Dialysis service, Day Hospital or the expansion of the surgical area, among other services, bringing them closer to the population of the southern and southwestern regions. of the island.
As important and necessary works, he also recalled the expansion project of the Maternal and Child University Hospital, in Gran Canaria, and the demolition of the building of the University Center of Las Palmas (CULP), ceded by the Cabildo de Gran Canaria for the expansion of the Hospital Island University.
The president also indicated that in Fuerteventura and Lanzarote this year the Radiotherapy Oncology services of the hospitals of both islands will be launched, and the Hemodynamics Units of Fuerteventura, Lanzarote and La Palma will be executed. In addition, he announced that in the next health transport contest a third aircraft will be incorporated, one more helicopter, based in Fuerteventura, which will cover urgent transfers from that island and Lanzarote.
On the other hand, he informed that La Gomera and El Hierro will be equipped with magnetic resonance imaging, which for the first time will have this type of technology, which the rest of the health areas already have; and a TAC to La Palma.
He also announced that at the beginning of next year the Doctor Negrín Hospital will start the lung transplant program as a reference hospital, which will prevent patients from having to live an average of fifteen months in Madrid waiting for a donor, with the psychological cost , social and family that this entails.