The HPA health group’s Gambelas Hospital in Faro is undergoing a revamp which it says will lead to “considerable benefits to both the hospital’s out-patient and in-patient units”.
In a communiqué to the press, the group says that the decision boils down to the “hospital’s growth” and the “need to reformulate and expand some areas in an attempt to create a more functional and comfortable hospital for its patients”.
The group also says that “the acquisition of new equipment, which in itself requires additional and specially adapted space”, also played a part in the decision to move forward with the revamp.
While some renovations will be carried out at the hospital’s out-patient unit on the ground floor to “create additional space for special exams”, the largest changes will be made on the second floor with the addition of a new wing.
In order to carry out these renovations, most of the administrative and financial departments had to be moved to an adjacent building outside the hospital, the group reveals.
With these changes, the hospital will become “more functional, with additional out-patient consulting rooms and also special exams such as gastroenterology and urology, and an additional area for women’s health”.
The HPA group also says that the Oncology Day Hospital will also gain new space, while an additional MRI machine will be installed where the administration offices used to be.
“It is believed that this remodeling will result in substantial benefits for patients, especially as far as comfort is concerned. As far as the hospital’s professional staff is concerned, their workspace will become more functional resulting in the possibility of increasing their activity in some medical specialties by more than 30%,” it adds.