Garcia de Orta hospital’s emergency orthopedics closes for 12 hours

Sunday saw the emergency orthopedics department of Almada’s Garcia de Orta hospital closed from 8am to 8pm, meaning any patients arriving (in what will have been critical situations of broken bones) had to be transported to other hospitals in the area. SIM, the syndicate of independent doctors, has explained the issue is minutely connected to the lack of available doctors throughout the SNS State health service.