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Health Counselors visit Madrid Murcia and construction of the New Hospital of Cartagena (11/05/2009)

The Minister of Health, María Ángeles Palacios, has taught his counterpart in Madrid, Juan Jose Guemes, "one of the most important infrastructure is being built in the Region: the New Hospital of Cartagena, whose works were auctioned in 145 million euros.

Both, along with the mayors of Cartagena, Fuente Alamo and La Union, conducted a tour of the different parts of the work.

Palacios checked the status of implementation of works and the Minister of Health in Madrid was able to meet both the building-emergency care, resuscitation, ICU, surgical and hospitalization, as the share for additional services and shopping, which will house a gym, pool and green plant.

The head of the regional Health said it is anticipated that the works are finished early next February, so it will be operational in the second half of 2010 and will be the referral hospital for all Health Area II, serving the municipalities of Cartagena, Fuente Alamo, La Union and Mazarrón.

To date it has executed more than 81 percent of the facades and interior walls, about 90 percent of air-conditioning, ventilation and heating and 70 percent exceed the parking area, urbanization, the transportation system , plumbing and solar thermal collection.

And at the end of this month will be finished sterilization, pool and gym.


The new Hospital of Cartagena will be top-level reference for the new Hospital del Mar Menor and even regionally in certain pathologies.

Among the new features and new services, highlights the radiotherapy service, which will install two linear accelerators, which will take treatments aimed at users of Cartagena, which until now had to refer the Arrixaca.

Also, have a modern PET-CT, the second in the region, which will allow early and accurate diagnosis, mainly in cancer processes and planning and monitoring will enable a more effective treatment.

Likewise, the future reference hospital in Cartagena will feature a specific service burn, will also have a new Unit of Plastic Surgery and enhance the area of peripheral vascular surgery with a new catheterization laboratory.

The center will have integrated operating rooms, which enable the communication of image and data, a new arc vascular hemodynamics unit, two new MRI equipment and many other computerized axial tomography (CT) technology.

Source: CARM

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