Ten years later, the tunnel finally ends. Next Wednesday, December 18, the Sierra de Cazorla High Resolution Hospital begins its assistance activities. It will begin its medical programming with Gynecology and Internal Medicine consultations. This activity is also associated with the opening the Radiodiagnosis and Laboratory services. 18 patients were summoned on the first day of operation. The first was a Cazorla resident in Gynaecology.
The gradual start of activity in other services will be done. It is expected that it would start operating in quarter one in the Hematology Area and quarter two in Rehabilitation Area. From that point, the gym will be able receive patients directly from Primary Care or from consultations.
Construction of the High Resolution Hospital in Cazorla has been a long process. There have been many hurdles that have repeatedly delayed its opening. Construction of this infrastructure started at the end 2009, but an unforeseen landslide caused by the severe rains in 2010 forced the suspension of work. Work was resumed at 2012, however.
The Board was able to modify the source of the investment to finance it, and the work was restarted in May 2013. In March 2016, another break was needed to address technical urbanization problems that had a negative impact on the building's environment. After the problem was solved, the work resumed in March 2018, and was completed until its completion.
The Andalusian government responded to the promise to reduce the time it takes to provide hospital care for the residents of Jaen, Cazorla. Becerro Quesada, Santo Tome. They all have a population of nearly 26,500 people. This is due to the huge influx of people to the Natural Park Sierras de Cazorla Segura Las Villas, which is the largest extension of Europe. The Sierra de Cazorla High Resolution Hospital, which will facilitate the creation of approximately 200 direct jobs between non-health workers and health personnel, should be added to the indirect and service jobs.
Open Day at the Hospital: Friday, December 20th from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. by Ministry of Health and Families
The 6,235-square-meter hospital building is spread over three floors. It has a built area of 9,603 sq. meters. The services include: Anesthesia and Resuscitation; Clinical Analysis; Ophthalmology and Optometry; General Surgery and Digestive System; Dermatology and Hematology and Hemotherapy; Dermatology and Hematology and Hemotherapy; Internal Medicine and Pulmonology.
The center is expected to perform approximately 26,000 outpatient consultations, 85 surgical interventions, and 630 admissions at the Multipurpose Hospitalization Unit. There will also be 16,000 emergency calls per year.