Algarve’s hospitals and health centres welcome 136 training doctors

25 doctors at São Francisco Xavier Hospital request ‘excuse of responsibility’

The situation at Lisbon’s São Francisco Xavier Hospital is one of “extreme indignation”: 25 doctors have requested ‘excuse of responsibility’ over degrading work conditions (meaning, not enough staff working too many hours) and the entire force of clinical heads of service in A&E look likely to walk out on Monday. President Marcelo has expressed his deep concern over the way things are going, while media sources point out “this may be health minister Marta Temido’s last summer” in her post.