Old hos­pi­tal to be­come GP surgery

Plans re­leased to make use of site... in 2022

Costa Levante News - - FRONT PAGE - By Saman­tha Kett

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.

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