The Marbella Town Hall has started the works of expansion of the Las Albarizas health centerwhich contemplate the creation of an emergency building of 600 square meters attached to its facilities, for which it will allocate an investment of 840,000 euros, as reported this Friday by the mayoress, Ángeles Muñoz.

This has been highlighted by the councilor in a visit she has made to the works, where she has highlighted that “Marbella is turning its health map around”.

Muñoz has pointed out that the works will be finished this year and has highlighted “the effort and collaboration” between the City Council and the Junta de Andalucía “to provide citizens and professionals with more space, while improving the quality of care.”

“This was a commitment of the legislature”, highlighted the first mayor, who recalled that “the sanitary infrastructure of the municipality they were obsolete and they did not even contemplate the real population, nor the census”.

“Fortunately, with the change of the Andalusian Government, we found ourselves with a very proactive Ministry of Health that was aware of the need to change the situation in this matter”, he pointed out, highlighting the signature of the protocol between both administrations to do a 180 degree turn.

In this sense, he has alluded to the “commitment to carry out the works of expansion of the Costa del Sol hospitalendowing it so that it was a pointer and achieving free parking, or achieving the transfer of the old Urbanism headquarters on Ricardo Soriano avenue for its transformation into a health center ”.

The new building will have 5 emergency consultations

Regarding Las Albarizas, the mayoress has indicated that “it was built in 1988 and its space was already insufficient, so this building is going to be created”, with a investment of 840,000 eurosand which will consist of five emergency consultations, two for respiratory patients, a nursing room, another for critical patients and one more for short treatments.

Besides, the upper floor will be used for administrative tasks of the center and for the use of health personnel. “All in consensus and with a magnificent dialogue with the SAS, the Sanitary District and the management of Las Albarizas itself to see what their needs were,” she asserted.

For his part, Antonio Ayala, director of the Marbella health center, stressed that the works will serve to decongest current facilities and has ensured that “this action gives quality to both the center and this neighborhood.”

“It is a milestone that within the equipment we have we can have a such a large area for emergenciesremoving them from the previous building, and expanding everything we offer to the population with the different services, such as Mental Health, which will be able to have a waiting room and decent consultations and also favor the rest of the professionals who currently share consultations”, he explained, while thanking the Marbella Town Hall for “the leap that has been made with these works that were so needed”.

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