Old hospital to become GP surgery
Plans released to make use of site... in 2022
GANDIA’S old hospital will become a new health centre and day hospital after it is rebuilt from scratch – but is unlikely to open before the middle of 2022.
The regional health ministry confirmed this month that the €14 million needed to demolish the old structure on the main Paseo de las Germanías – which has been condemned and is uneconomical to restore – will be handed over in 2019 and the work complete by the end of the year.
From 2020, funds will gradually be released to set up a GP clinic to replace the surgery on the C/ Duc Carles de Borja, which will include a patient drop-in and day centre and a ‘health school’ to ‘promote and teach healthy living’.
It will take around 30 months for the rebuild, which will include underground parking and an ornamental plaza between the Paseo and its neighbouring streets, the C/ Sant Pere and C/ Barcelona.
Services set to be move from the new hospital to the future centre will include day surgery, children’s odontology, physiotherapy, addiction treatment, mental health and sexual and reproductive health.
Regional minister Ana Barceló says the centre has been designed so that new wings can be added later.