The City Council of Estepona confirms the completion of the main building work for the Hospital of Estepona, which began in June 2017 within a planned 18 months construction time, which ended yesterday.
The mayor of Estepona, José María García Urban, stressed that the construction and commissioning of this hospital is “a milestone for Estepona”, and without doubt, “it is the most important infrastructure in recent decades for the region”. “This Hospital has been the aspiration of residents for many years, therefore, it is time to celebrate what we have achieved for the city,” said the councillor, who has assessed the progress and increased quality of life that “This valuable improvement in the provision of our health service will provide for our citizens”.
The works, with an investment of 15 million euros, have been fully funded by the City of Estepona under a collaboration agreement signed with the Ministry of Health of the Junta de Andalucía, which provides that once the work of construction has been completed, the regional administration, through the Andalusian Health Service, will be responsible for the provision and start-up of the hospital, as well as its maintenance costs. In regard to this, the SAS has informed the City Council that the file is being prepared for the tender of equipment and installation.
The Hospital of Estepona will have the capacity to attend to 80 percent of the consultations in the region that until now have been treated in the Costa del Sol Hospital, which will involve more than 85,000 consultations, 91,000 emergencies and 4,000 surgical operations each year.
This hospital offering medical specialties will be a pioneer in the western province of Malaga and will involve a model of specialized assistance, reducing waiting times for tests and consultations and enhancing urgent health care.
The hospital, which is located in the area of Santa María (west of the municipality), will have a constructed area of 14,300 square meters on a plot of 60,166 square meters. The High Resolution Hospitals respond to an organizational concept that incorporates the concept of a Single Act Consultation, aimed at ensuring that all the necessary tests and explorations are carried out in a single visit and as soon as possible, reducing waiting times and enhances urgent health care.
It incorporates advances in technology that favour the implemetation in these hospitals of emergency major surgery, which allows the hospital stay of the patient to be significantly reduced. Thus, it will have a surgical area, Emergency rooms with Paediatric area, Heli surface, Polyvalent hospitalization, consultations for medical specialties and Radiology, among other areas.
The building has a main access, facing the pedestrian access from the street, next to the parking area. It opens towards the central part of the building, passing through an interior street with landscaped courtyards. The lobby has double and triple height overhead lighting through the windows accessible from the deck.
Two independent vertical circulation areas have been developed:
One for personnel and the sick, which relate to the Emergencies, Radiology, In Patients, and Surgical Areas, as well as Out Patient Consultations with the Radiological Area and the Women’s Area. And another public access is available from the lobby that has easy direct access to all the Waiting Areas and different health services.
The Emergency, has a Paediatric Area as well as waiting area for relatives, with access to the immediate outside, and waiting for Users with controlled access.
The Surgical Areas, the In Patient Area, Clinical Support Area and the Non-Assistance Area, the Operating Theatres and the Management Area will be located on the upper floor.
DEVELOPMENT OF THE AMENITIES PROGRAM.
It consists of 7 adult consultation areas, two children’s, an observation room with 11 armchairs, and preparation room for repairing broken bones. It has immediate access to the Polyvalent Area.
It also provides for the near existence of a Heli surface that meets the conditions required for rapid access to emergencies, as well as parking for family members.
It is estimated that more than 91,000 emergencies will be attended to.
Polyvalent Hospitalization Area.
This area is configured as a multi-purpose space, equipped with technical services that allow its use as such, where it will attend to;
Medical-Surgical Day Hospital.
Care for multi-pathological patients.
Two units have been designed, one immediately accessible to the Emergency Room and the other to the Surgical Zone.
The Consultation Modules, where patients needs are evaluated in 30 rooms, of which 18 will be for Specialized Assistance Consultations and another 12 Special Exploration rooms.
This area will include all the Hospital Care Consultations, whose activity is estimated at 85,000 consultations per year.
It is located closest to the Emergency Department and the Consultation Area with immediate access via the main entrance
X-Ray & Scan Diagnostic Imaging.
A Diagnostic Service is proposed for the digitized image whose location facilitates the treatment of ambulatory and emergency patients, organized with an outside corridor of patients and a technical, internal corridor, for the staff and the bedridden in the multipurpose room.
It is located on the same floor as the Consultation and Emergency Areas with an independent access from the south facade.
It consists of a Laboratory of Biochemistry and Haematology, Microbiology Laboratory and a Pathological Anatomy Laboratory.
Local Motor Area.
With independent access.
There is a direct connection to the Consultation Area. It consists of two traumatology consultations, two rehabilitation, plaster room, four physio boxes and gym.
Diabetes Use Area
Consultation of pharmaceutical in the central position of the Consultation Area.
Prevention and Public Health Area
Easily accessible from the main access. It has two offices and one consultation.
Administration and Direction and Common Elements
Located in central areas and easily accessible forusers
The planned activity ranges from 3,600 to 4,000 operations per year, which is why a surgical block of three operating theatres is set up with a five-post recovery Area.
Polyvalent Hospitalization Area.
With the same layout as the Hospitalization Area of the lower floor.
It is located immediately next to the Surgical Zone, differentiating the external areas for patients and relatives.
Administration and Management area (management)
Independent area with direct access from the general lobby
Capacity for 200 people
It has easy access from the General Hall.
Clinical Support Area composed of;
Use of the pharmacy
Five storage and a preparation areas
Cold mortuary chamber
Clinical documentation file
Non-Assistance Areas composed of:
Management and administration
Warehouses (general and hospital waste).
Space reserved for recovery.