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The El Vendrell hospital will have a Continuous Care area separate from the Emergency Department

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El Vendrell Hospital is enabling a new area of ​​continuous attention that will treat less serious cases separately from the service for the most pressing emergencies.

Also, in the building the rehabilitation area is being remodeled that will gain in surface and comfort for users.

The works provide better service to users although an expansion of the center is still necessary in beds, specialties and, among other care, to have intensive care units (ICU) that it currently lacks.

The area where the works are being carried out at the El Vendrell hospital.

The Continuous Care area receives 24 hours a day for patients with health problems who cannot wait the next day to be seen by a family doctor but do not become an emergency. If the doctor considers it, it can be referred to the emergency room.

The new area will thus receive a different flow of patients from the emergency room, which already means a decongestion of the emergency room.

It will have an area of ​​300 m2 and will have five consultation rooms, one of which is pediatric, in addition to 4 boxes (2 pediatric), a treatment room, waiting rooms (general and pediatric), admissions area and warehouse.

Staff

The new area has personnel assigned other than the emergency. It supposes a first triaja when arriving at the hospital where the patient will be referred to one or another department.

Visit to the works at the El Vendrell hospital.

The emergencies at the El Vendrell hospital are especially outdated to attend to the large number of the population that already resides all year round in the region and the situation becomes more tense during vacation periods when the population multiplies.

For its part, rehabilitation will return to the El Vendrell hospital after months in municipal facilities when patients with and without covid had to be separated because it was necessary to gain space in the hospital.

Budget

The new rehabilitation area will have 440 m2 and will have 3 consulting rooms, 8 individual treatment boxes, a gym, waiting rooms, changing rooms and showers for patients, a speech therapy room and offices.

The emergency area of ​​the El Vendrell hospital.

jobs have a investment of 800,000 euros financed by the Xarxa Sanitària de Santa Tecla. The new areas are expected to be operational throughout next summer.

The need

However, the need for the El Vendrell hospital is an extension that the Xarxa Sanitària Santa Tecla estimated at around 40 million euros that the Generalitat should provide.

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