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Cieza Hospital inaugurates a new Endoscopy Unit tomorrow (03/03/2019)

The Hospital of La Vega Lorenzo Guirao de Cieza inaugurates tomorrow a new Endoscopy Unit that will duplicate the diagnostic and therapeutic capacity that is currently developed, so that it will eliminate delays in this type of tests and resume the cancer screening program of colon in the area.

The Ministry of Health has invested 807,000 euros in this new infrastructure that has two state-of-the-art endoscopy towers and involves the hiring of five new professionals.

Thus, the radiologist recently incorporated into the staff of the center, now add two nurses, a nursing assistant and a caretaker.

The new unit has two endoscopy rooms equipped with the latest technology, one of which is a plumb line to allow special radiological guided examinations, a preparation and recovery room, waiting areas, patient locker rooms, a medical office and storage spaces. cleaning of the material.

In this way, this health area, which covers the municipalities of Cieza, Abarán and Blanca, will significantly improve the digestive system unit of its hospital center.

The works began during the second half of September 2018 and lasted until the end of 2018. During the first two months of 2019, the unit's equipment was purchased and assembled.

During 2018, a total of 754 gastroscopies and 1,019 colonoscopies were performed at the center.

In total, during 2019 the investment of more than two and a half million in improvements in the hospital is foreseen, among which are the second phase of adaptation of its facilities, the remodeling of the surgical area and the acquisition of new medical equipment as a mammography and ultrasound

And an investment of more than one million to equip the hospital's new dialysis service with material.

Work will also be undertaken this year to improve the operating room, resuscitation area and the surgical day hospital, works that already have a technical project awarded and that will start at the end of 2019 with a budget of 2.5 million. of euros.

The hospital will also have a new digital mammograph this year and will be awarded the project for the expansion of the emergency department and the rehabilitation area.

This last infrastructure, in which 96,000 euros will be invested, will mean an expansion of 50 square meters, which will allow for eight new positions.

Thus, this service will have 28.

In addition, between 2018 and 2022 a total of 3.8 million euros will be invested in two health centers to increase the services provided to the citizens of Cieza, Abarán and Blanca, to which 4.5 million will be added. euros in the hospital of the Vega Lorenzo Guirao de Cieza that will improve and expand its facilities.

The area of ​​Health IX includes the municipalities of Cieza, Abarán and Blanca and serves a total of 53,543 inhabitants.

Currently, 591 professionals provide health care in an area that has health centers and three offices.

Source: CARM

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