Mojón Hospital to double in size with new ICU and dialysis department
By Janet Anscombe
We waited years and it did come at last, albeit in dribs and drabs, and now the southern hospital at El Mojón, in the south of Tenerife, will increase what it can offer even further. Canarian Health Minister Blas Trujillo has announced that among the new services to be incorporated will be an ICU, paediatrics, and dialysis.
In addition, the surgical and pharmacy provision will be expanded so that the hospital will become a “third-level centre”, like HUC and Candelaria. The new services will see the hospital more than double in size to 47,000m2 at a cost of around 40 million euros.
Hospital del Sur already provides surgical interventions in the specialities of Ophthalmology, Gynaecology, General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Dermatology and Urology, with ENT and Maxillofacial procedures starting in the near future.
During the second half of last year alone, 1,856 surgeries were performed at the hospital. In addition, over a million laboratory studies were carried out in the same period, along with 80,894 functional tests and some 40,000 radiodiagnostic tests.
These were in a range of Specialist Care departments and included X-rays, ultrasound scans, mammograms, computerized axial tomography (CAT) scans and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
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