According to the chairman of the board of directors, the expectation is that it will be operational by the end of 2020.
Within a month, according to the person in charge, it should open the clinic and medical outpatient unit, linked to the Internal Medicine service of Vila Real, which will provide consultations in "useful time" for patients already referenced, for example in diabetes, heart failure or respiratory failure.
The goal is prevention, proximity, faster patient care, avoiding emergencies and hospitalizations.
The unit will cost 180 thousand euros and is funded by the Central Administration of the Health System (ACSS).
João Oliveira also highlighted the investment of 4.6 million euros in improving the energy efficiency of buildings in Vila Real, with interventions, for example, in the renovation of window frames, windows or boilers, and which has funding under the program POSEUR (Operational Program Sustainability and Efficiency in the Use of Resources).
With this project will be introduced air conditioning for the cold, to cool the hospital during the summer.
Among the planned projects is also the remodeling of the birth brigade, a service that has 30 years, allowing companions to be able to be with the woman during childbirth.
The intervention could cost 800,000 euros, was approved by the Ministry of Health and is waiting for funding in the next rescheduling of community funds.
This birthing block serves the district of Vila Real and also receives users from some counties of Viseu and Bragança. In 2018, 1,290 births were performed, 63 fewer than in 2017.
In projects of the "one stop shop" and the "user's route", which aim to improve hospital care and the user's interaction with CHTMAD, a budget of one million euros will be applied.
João Oliveira, who is leaving the hospital, also listed an investment of 7.3 million euros, in the three years that correspond to his mandate, in various works and equipment for the CHTMAD as three TACs, an X-ray, magnetic resonance or medical surgical material.