Maternity hospitals: Alentejo will have 3 emergency rooms operating permanently and Algarve will have at least one

In the Algarve, at least one of the two poles (Faro/Portimão) will always be open

Of the 43 gynecology and obstetrics emergencies in the country, 28 will operate continuously until the end of April, with three in Alentejo and at least one of the two centers in the Algarve (Faro/Portimão) will always be open.

Of the 28 operating, two will only treat referred patients and eight will have break days due to a lack of doctors, according to official data.

According to information released by the Executive Directorate of the National Health Service (DE-SNS), which decided to maintain the operating scheme that was in force in the first quarter, in the North region all 13 gynecology/obstetrics emergencies will be operating uninterruptedly. .

In the Central region, there will be seven maternity hospitals operating uninterruptedly, one with break days and one will have a gynecology emergency department.

In the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, the most complicated in terms of filling schedules, only three emergencies will be operating uninterruptedly, two will have referenced service – only serving users referred by other structures – and seven will have break days. The response will also have a gynecology emergency and will have three private sector units to complement the response.

DE-SNS will only make changes to the operation of gynecology/obstetrics emergencies from May onwards.