Coun­cil ready to award health cen­tre project

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By Nuria Pérez A TO­TAL of €331,148 has been stumped up by the coun­cil for the health cen­tre project in Pi­nar de Cam­pov­erde.

It was put out to ten­der at the be­gin­ning of Oc­to­ber and 10 com­pa­nies have sub­mit­ted bids to re­build and ex­tend the ex­ist­ing GP prac­tice and turn it into a small health cen­tre for the vil­lage.

Pi­lar de la Ho­radada’s coun­cil­lor for health Mayte Valero told Costa Blanca News that coun­cil of­fi­cers are as­sess­ing the bids and the con­tract will be ad­ju­di­cated in around two weeks’ time.

She ad­mit­ted it is un­clear when the works will start be­cause sev­eral ad­min­is­tra­tive pro­ce­dures must be com­pleted first.

Ac­cord­ing to Sra Valero, premises in the Europa build­ing near the round­about at the en­trance to Pi­nar de Cam­pov­erde are be­ing adapted to tem­po­rar­ily house all med­i­cal and nurs­ing ser­vices.

Sra Valero pointed out that the re­vamp and ex­ten­sion is planned to take around six months.

The ex­ist­ing surgery is si­t­u­ated on the ground floor of the for­mer li­brary in the cen­tre of the vil­lage, but it is too small and can­not prop­erly serve the 4,000 reg­is­tered res­i­dents.

Some ser­vices such as blood ex­trac­tion and the neb­u­liser are sep­a­rated by a wooden screen.

The surgery build­ing will be com­pletely de­mol­ished ex­cept for the façade.

New pil­lars and load bear­ing walls will then be built.

The new health cen­tre will have two floors, a room for emer­gen­cies and tests, two GP surgery of­fices, two surg­eries for nurses and one for a mid­wife, a pae­di­a­tri­cian surgery, a breast­feed­ing room and in­de­pen­dent toi­lets for chil­dren, men and women and dis­abled peo­ple, amongst other ser­vices.

How­ever, it is un­clear whether ad­di­tional med­i­cal work­ers will be posted to the new fa­cil­i­ties.

Sra Valero said the coun­cil is pro­vid­ing the new build­ing and it is down to the pri­vate health­care com­pany run­ning Tor­re­vieja hos­pi­tal to em­ploy staff and pro­vide med­i­cal equip­ment.

A com­puter graphic of how the new health cen­tre will look

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