After 12 years in containers, St. John's Neurosurgery gains "dignity and comfort" – News

After 12 years in containers, St. John's Neurosurgery gains "dignity and comfort" - News



The director said that with this new unit will be less time spent in the lifts, as patients have to be transported from the containers to the central building to undergo surgery.

"It used to take 40 minutes to get here, it only takes five minutes," he said.

With around 100 health professionals among doctors, nurses and operational assistants, Rui Vaz has assumed that the great goal is to increase productivity and end the waiting list in Neurosurgery.

The purpose is to ensure that no patient leaves Sao Joao for surgery, he said.

"I lack surgical times, that is, my problem today is the lack of anesthesiologists, that's all we lack," he said.

Performing an average of 1,500 surgeries a year, Rui Vaz intends to surpass this goal given that he now has better conditions.

Speaking on a special day, the chairman of the hospital's board of directors, Fernando Araújo, stressed that after a decade of providing "less adequate" health care, these new facilities will, in addition to increasing the quality of care to increase productivity.

The former Deputy Secretary of State and Health said that several investments have been made in the hospital center, and by the end of the year it is expected to channel ten million euros in equipment and infrastructures.



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