Work on new hospital starts today

€340m investment in new hospital

Work on new hospital starts today 1

The Diario reports that work on a new hospital for the island, the Madeira Central Hospital (HCM), in Funchal, will start today. It represents an investment of €340 million with financing shared between the Government of the Republic and the regional executive.

The new hospital unit is located in Santa Rita, in the parish of São Martinho, west of Funchal, and will occupy an area of ​​172,000 square metres. It will have 607 beds (79 of which for intensive care and 503 for general hospitalization), a car park for more than 1,160 cars, and, like the existing main Dr Nélio Mendonça hospital in Funchal, a helipad.

In addition to the various services inherent in a hospital unit, HCM will have a pediatric oncology day hospital.

The start of the works will be signaled by the vice president of the Regional Government, Pedro Calado, and by the regional secretary of Equipment and Infrastructures, Pedro Fina, who travel to the site today.

On September 24, 2020, the Government of Madeira, of PSD/CDS-PP coalition, launched the tender for the first phase of the contract (excavation and peripheral containments), which was awarded for €18.8 million.

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