The international public tender for the execution of specialty projects for the future Southern Reference Oncology Center of the Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Algarve (CHUA) was published in Diário da República this Wednesday, May 17.
Ana Varges Gomes, president of the Board of Directors of CHUA, speaking to the Sul Informação on the sidelines of the presentation of the new Nuclear Medicine Service, at the Portimão hospital unit, he said that «soon we will have works starting and the Oncology Center being built, to be concluded as soon as possible», in order to «respond to the region".
That official stressed that, in terms of hospital care, the Algarve «has asymmetries in relation to the rest of the country». This also has to do with «being able to have all the possibilities of diagnosis and treatment integrated, which we don’t have at the moment, unfortunately».
Ana Varges Gomes said she believes that the future Oncology Center «will blur these inequalities, preventing the Algarve from having «to be moving from here to other places, to be able to have the same treatment».
The base price of the international public tender for the Oncology Center projects is 459 euros. After the award, designers will have 45 days to make the specialty designs.
Last April, when presenting this investment, it was announced that the Southern Reference Oncological Center should be completed and operational «by the end of next year».
This is a project that involves a total investment of 14 million euros (40% funded by CHUA and the remainder by the Algarve 2030 Regional Programme) and which will make it possible to respond annually to «two to three thousand new patients» with cancer.
The future equipment, set up in an area of around 5.500 square meters in Parque das Cidades, close to the Algarve Stadium, will integrate the National Health Service and will bring together all the oncology services so that the patient does not need to leave the region ( as it currently is).