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10.02.2015 13:37

Hospital Equipment and Facilities Contracts

The president of the Autonomous Government of Andalusia, Susana Díaz, has announced that the contracts for the supply of equipment for the new hospital built in the Granada Health Science Technological Park (PTS) will soon be processed. Ms Díaz recently visited the newly opened laboratory in the hospital, which is set to become a centre of reference for the whole of Europe. The laboratory is the first part of the hospital to open its doors, taking the first step towards the new facility becoming fully operational.

The president of the Autonomous Government of Andalusia and other officials outside the PTS hospital.

Ms Díaz said that the new hospital "will be committed to excellence in health and innovation". The hospital is the most important civil engineering project in Andalusia and will be one of the largest healthcare complexes in Europe. More than 250 million euros have been invested in the new facility, which has a floor area of over 160,000 square metres, more than 380 patient rooms and 130 consulting rooms. The building has been designed to facilitate the movement of both patients and staff.

The Provincial Ministry of Equality, Health and Social Policy has confirmed that bids have already been tendered for the contracts for the hospital café, car park, telephone services and Wi-Fi network, lift maintenance, digital imaging, laboratories, anatomical pathology service, generator maintenance, and the linear accelerator for cancer treatment.

The laboratory that is already up and running has a floor area of over 4,000 square metres and is equipped with state-of-the-art machines that can process samples from more than 3,000 patients daily, running around 70,000 tests a day. About 100 people will work in the laboratory when it is fully operational. By centralising all the province's lab tests in this single facility, annual spending will be reduced by 30%.

Ms Díaz rounded off her visit to the PTS with a visit to the Advanced Multifunctional Centre for Simulation and Technological Innovation (CMAT), a specially designed facility for the training of healthcare professionals.