The Vega Lorenzo Guirao hospital has, since the beginning of this month, a new Dialysis Unit that centralizes all the care in the hospital, so that patients in health area IX (Cieza Abarán and Blanca) do not have to move from their environment.
The Minister of Health, Manuel Villegas, visited the unit today, where he highlighted the comfort that it means for users to have an integral space for their treatments and stressed that the provision of hemodialysis will mean â€śbetter care, closer to their homes and to its environment".
With this project "we fulfill the commitment to guarantee the conformity of these people who, at least three days a week, go to this service to improve their health".
This service can dialyze a maximum of ten patients per shift and incorporates internal computer management tools that guarantee a comprehensive control of the status of patients and their medical records in a space of more than 200 square meters.
The Murcian Health Service (SMS) has invested more than one million euros in this unit, which has ten physical positions simultaneously to continue treatment.
A supervisor, a doctor, three nurses, two assistants and a guard have initially joined the service.
Between 2019 and 2020, about four million euros will be invested in improvements in the hospital, such as the remodeling of the surgical area and the acquisition of new medical equipment (mammography and ultrasound, among others).
The actions will end with the second phase of adaptation of its facilities in 2020.
Thus, the hospital has already incorporated a new digital mammograph, the most advanced that exists today, which allows to detect tumors of up to 2 millimeters, with an investment of 327,000 euros, and a new digital radiology room has been incorporated.
In addition, the emergency extension project will be tendered to provide it with more posts, and the assistance circuits will be redesigned to increase its resolution capacity.
Regarding Primary Care, up to 2022, 2.8 million euros will be invested in the infrastructures of the area, which will result in an increase in the workforce in the health area, with four nurses, a physiotherapist, a nursing assistant and three administrative
In this sense, a deep remodeling of the Cieza Este health center is planned.
Currently, 600 professionals provide health care in an area that has four health centers, three offices and 53,949 health cards.