INEM's new regional headquarters opens «until the end of the year» in Loulé

The ceremonies for the 35th anniversary of the city of Loulé also included a visit to other works

Photos: Pedro Lemos | Sul Informação

The new INEM regional headquarters, which is being built in Loulé and will allow the Urgent Patients Guidance Center (CODU) to return to the Algarve, will be completed "by the end of this year". 

The guarantee was left to Sul Informação by Vítor Aleixo, mayor of Loulé, and Abílio Sousa, councilor responsible for public works, on the sidelines of the celebrations of the 35th anniversary of the elevation of Loulé to the status of city.

This new building started to be built in May last year, on a plot of land opposite the Municipal Cemetery and next to the Loulé Fire Department.

The work represents an investment of around 1,8 million euros and was visited this Wednesday, February 1st, on a tour by the municipality of the main works, as part of those commemorations.

The building will allow CODU to return to the Algarve.

After the closure of its regional delegation in the Algarve, in 2012, during the intervention of the troika, and the transfer of the valences to Lisbon, the region will have this center again, this time in Loulé.


Photos: Pedro Lemos | Sul Informação


Thus, the new INEM building, whose current headquarters is in the Mercado Abastecedor da Região de Faro (MARF), will also house the Emergency Call Center and the CODU Support Office.

Among the various services that the building will receive are a Training Centre, a Regional Coordination Office and another Nursing Coordination Office. The facilities will also have a data center, dorms, cafeteria and changing rooms.

The ceremonies for the 35th anniversary of the city of Loulé also included a visit to other works, such as the 24st phase of the Circular Norte de Loulé, whose works, budgeted at around XNUMX million euros, started on the ground in November.

At the moment, the first earthworks front and creation of a hydraulic passage is taking place. 

A visit was also made to the construction of the new health building in Loulé (5 million euros) that It will have four different areas: Grouping of Central Health Centers – ACES Central, Lauroé Family Health Unit – USF LAuroé, Community Health Care Unit – UCC Gentes de Loulé and University Health Center. 


Photos: Pedro Lemos | Sul Informação


This was followed by a visit to the construction site for a new interceptor that will clean up the Ribeira do Cadoiço and the trip to the JI+EB1 Hortas de Santo António 2 School, which is expected to open in the next school year.

The equipment will reinforce the school facilities in the municipality and parish of S. Sebastião and will have the capacity to accommodate 200 children aged between 3 and 10 years.

The project includes 4 rooms, in the kindergarten component, and 4 others for the 1st cycle of basic education (from the 1st to the 4th year), as well as a kitchen, cafeteria, library and multipurpose room, playground and children's equipment.


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