Ana Abrunhosa went to the Hospital of Faro learn about investments supported by the European Union

The new president of the CHUA Board of Directors announced the launch of the competition for the renewal of the Psychiatry Service of Faro

Getting to know the investments made and the equipment acquired by the Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Algarve (CHUA) with the support of European funds from CRESC Algarve 2020 was the objective of a visit that Ana Abrunhosa, minister of Territorial Cohesion, made to the Hospital de Faro, on Wednesday, the 22nd.

The occasion was used by João Ferreira, the new president of the João Ferreira Board of Directors, to announce the launch of the competition for the renewal of the Psychiatry Service of Faro, on December 6th, with a planned investment of 2,5 million euros.

«In addition to Psychiatry, we also have the investment in the Centro Oncológico Regional do Sul (CORS) that will advance next year and in the vicinity of this equipment, I hope that we make decisive progress on the functional level and in the launch of the international competition for the new Hospital Central do Algarve », he highlighted, highlighting the fact that it is crucial to continue investing in current health units to maintain and improve the provision of quality healthcare to the population.

The CHUA Board of Directors also presented all the investments made in the last three years, “which amount to 28 million euros in equipment and infrastructure”.

As part of the CRESC Algarve 2020 program, which will be running until the end of 2023, CHUA benefited health infrastructure and equipment, in an investment of around 14,5 million euros.

«This is a very significant investment, which allows the Hospital Center with the University and AD-ABC to provide better, more complete health services. We know that for certain types of problems, time is an important variable and now we have this equipment here that allows people to be treated in a timely manner», highlighted Ana Abrunhosa.

José Apolinário, president of CCDR-Algarve, declared, for his part, that “greater investment in ID is essential to improve competitiveness and help people have access to healthcare”.

Also present at this session were José Almeida, clinical director of CHUA, Mariana Santos, nurse director of CHUA, Paulo Neves, executive member of CHUA, Pedro Castelo Branco, president of AD-ABC and Paulo Águas, rector of the University of Algarve.

The Algarve Regional Operational Program (CRESC Algarve 2020) is a financial instrument to support the regional development of the Algarve, integrated into the Portugal 2020 partnership agreement. The program has almost 319 million euros of funds sent by the European Union – European Fund Regional Development (ERDF) and European Social Fund (ESF), with 140 million allocated to companies.