Inauguration of the first private hospital in the Azores, an investment of €40 million
Inauguration of the first private hospital in the Azores, an investment of €40 million
March 9, 2021

The Mayor of Lagoa, Cristina Calisto, considered that this is a "historic day" for the city, as it is the largest private investment ever made in the municipality

At the opening ceremony on March 8th, the chairman of the board of directors of the Hospital Internacional dos Açores, Luís Farinha, said that the new unit in Lagoa features more than 40 specialties, some of which do not exist in the Azores, and intends to offer its customers “excellent health care”, with 96 beds and five operating rooms.

At the moment, there are only three hospitals in the Azores, all assigned to the Regional Health Service, in Ponta Delgada (São Miguel), Angra do Heroísmo (Terceira) and Horta (Faial).

Luís Farinha said that, due to the specialties the hospital features, it will be possible to prevent the need for some users of the Regional Health Service to travel to the mainland, therefore helping to fight waiting lists in the public system. It will be possible to promote an “elimination of distances, through teleconsultation, with other islands”, also using partnerships with external agents connected to the health service, having already signed agreements with several insurers and ADSE.

Isabel Cássio is the clinical director of the hospital which will create 300 jobs and is equipped with a 3 Tesla MRI equipment, a 128-slice TAC, five operating rooms, one of which hybrid, allowing different surgical procedures to be combined in the same space and same patient, as well as maternity, intensive and permanent care units.

The Hospital Internacional dos Açores was opened three years after the start of its construction, in a ceremony that was also attended by the President of the Regional Government, José Manuel Bolieiro. The unit is not yet fully operational and the administration plans a phased opening of all the services.

full article in: Inaugurado o primeiro hospital privado dos Açores, orçado em 40 milhões – Observador

Hospital Internacional dos Açores is a Teak Capital investment since 2020.

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