Medical outposts ‘up and running’ at 31 Algarve beaches

Medical outposts ‘up and running’ at 31 Algarve beaches

In a bid to provide quick medical care to beachgoers in need, 31 medical outposts have opened at some of the Algarve’s most popular beaches.

They are used to treat conditions such as sunstroke, weaverfish stings and minor injuries. These units also act as a triage in case patients need to be transferred to a hospital or health centre.

The outposts are open until September 15, between 10am and 6pm. Here’s where they are located:

• Vila Real de Santo António: Monte Gordo and Manta Rota
• Castro Marim: Altura, Praia Verde and Cabeço
• Tavira: Barril, Ilha de Tavira and Praia das Cabanas
• Olhão: Ilha da Armona and Ilha da Fuseta
• Faro: Ilha de Faro, Ilha da Culatra and Ilha do Farol
• Loulé: Praia do Ancão, Vilamoura and Quarteira
• Albufeira: Galé, Belharucas, Tomates and Rocha Baixinha
• Lagoa: Praia Grande
• Silves: Armação de Pêra
• Portimão: Alvor, Vau and Praia da Rocha
• Lagos: Praia da Luz and Porto de Mós
• Vila do Bispo: Mareta and Salema
• Aljezur: Odeceixe and Monte Clérigo