Health Minister visits “vastly improved” Portimão casualty department

Scheduled for this Friday afternoon at 3pm, health minister Paulo Macedo was due to visit Portimão Hospital and see first-hand the new upgrade that has “vastly improved” the hospital’s casualty department.
Opened since the beginning of the summer, the 27 extra beds have “done away with the spectre of patients lined up on stretchers in corridors” – something that used to dog both Portimão and Faro Hospitals – and now ensure that people are “treated with dignity”.
Talking to the Resident about the improvements, hospital director Dr Pedro Nunes said: “With any luck this visit by the health minister might stop people saying it is all doom and gloom at the hospital.
“We are doing everything we can to ensure Portimão has a first-rate casualty service – just as we have done in Faro”.
Paulo Macedo is currently “on holiday in the Algarve”, explained Nunes, hence the idea to make use the opportunity with a media photo-call.