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26.02.2015 08:37

77.6 Million Euro Contract for Hospital Equipment

The Governing Council of the Autonomous Government of Andalusia has signed off on the contract for the procurement, replacement and maintenance of the medical and general equipment for the new hospital in the Granada Health Science Technological Park (PTS). The contract is worth 77.6 million euros. Overall, more than 261 million euros have been invested in building and equipping the hospital.

The new PTS hospital.

The contract, with specialist healthcare sector companies, will ensure that the new hospital will be at the forefront of technological progress. In addition to procurement, the contract's clauses also cover maintenance, staff training and the transfer of the current equipment from the Clinical Hospital ensuring no interruption of service, as well as an evaluation of that equipment to determine if it needs to be replaced. The largest shares of the investment are for the new equipment (42 million euros) and for replacement equipment over the course of the eight-year contract term (5.2 million euros).

The new equipment includes monitoring and life support equipment, operating theatres, laboratory and consulting room equipment, furniture for general and medical use, and high-tech devices and instruments. Notable examples include two mammogram machines, five ultrasound machines, two remote-controlled radiography machines, four digital radiography machines, one automatic chest x-ray machine, one orthopantomography machine, three CT scanners, two MRI scanners, three gamma cameras, two linear accelerators, and two high-dose brachytherapy rooms and an operating theatre.

The new PTS hospital complex will be one of the largest in Spain and the whole of Europe, serving a population of more than a million people living in its catchment area. The new facility 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 patients and the 3,250 staff who will initially start work there.