5th Apr 2022 @ 12:31 pm

The new extension at the Dr José Molina Orosa Hospital in Arrecife will be completed by July, it was announced yesterday by Blas Trujillo, the Canarian Health Minister.

Trujillo was received at the hospital by Cabildo President María Dolores Corujo, Lanzarote Health Area director Noelia Umpiérrez and Health Service Manager José Luis Aparicio.

The new extension will have space for 90 beds, 8 intermediate care beds and ten consultancies; and will be used for “the urgent and important recuperation of in-house care for non-Covid 19 patients”, as well “reinforcing the capacity of Lanzarote’s health area.”

Trujillo also announced that the bidding process had commenced for equipment for the radiotherapy bunker, construction of which was recently ¡finished; and that works on the new Hemodynamic Unit are well under way.

One problem that has not yet been addressed is parking at the hospital. The new extension has been built on the site of one of the existing car parks, and pressure has thus increased on remaining parking spaces.

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