136 medical interns choose Algarve for training

The so-called “organisational chaos” of Algarve hospitals has one ray of sunshine to focus on this New Year: 136 medical interns have chosen to do their training in the region’s main state hospitals (Faro and Portimão), and they will be taking up their places this week.

The announcement came today (Monday), just days after a PSD delegation visited Faro hospital, decrying particularly the lack of orthopedic specialists.

Hospital boss Joaquim Ramalho – already battling on multiple fronts (click here) – welcomed the arrival of so many interns, saying it was an “important moment” as it not only showed the “dynamic capacity” of the various services and specialities in the region’s hospitals, it also served as an opportunity “to capture the interest of young doctors to move to the region, in the service of public hospitals”.

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