After years of neglect, the Hospital Costa del Sol is about to get some vital improvements.
The Junta de Andalucía yesterday announced an emergency project to adapt the currently existing unfinished structure. This will include 62 conventional hospital beds (currently 379), a day hospital with 13 chairs and eight additional beds (today there are 22 chairs and 6 beds) and an additional surgical block to the existing one with 13 new operating rooms(currently there are nine, of which four will be preserved), plus 20 additional URPA posts (currently 10), 15 additional ICU beds (double the current ones), three additional endoscopy rooms (currently four), among other care areas to complement existing services. The estimated cost for the expansion is 74 million euros.
Marbella mayor, Ángeles Muñoz, commented that the expansion of the hospital was “magnificent news that we have been waiting for a long time and that reflects the clear and determined commitment of the autonomous government to respond to the deficit of sanitary infrastructures in the municipality.”
She also claimed that previous Marbella administrations had hindered the expansion plans “”For many years, Marbella has been marginalised by the different socialist governments, but citizens can once again trust the Junta de Andalucía as an institution that responds to their needs”,
President of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, explained that “this will update healthcare on the Costa del Sol, incorporating new technologies for the healthcare of the 21st century, ” as well as “transforming it to respond to all the challenges of the future” .