The University Hospital of Gran Canaria Doctor Negrín has completed the works to extend the Emergency service and counts from today with 28 more boxes in the area. The reform began on August 6 with the purpose of improving both the quality of care offered to patients and the development of the work of the professionals assigned to their care.
Also, as indicated by the manager of the health center this morning, Pedro Rodriguez, the initiative also includes an increase in the workforce, which will increase progressively. "Service Emergency it needed an extension of its space to provide larger assistance devices, "said Rodriguez, following this line, the area will have 300 square meters more and is part of a measure included in the Emergency Plan of the Canary Islands given the high frequency registering the centers' consultations in the last two years.
El Negrín has a reference population that is included in a total of 342,081 people, and the average daily attendance in the aforementioned service is around 250 patients, so the need to have a larger space was already part of a priority. In fact, throughout 2018 a total of 87,819 patients were treated, of which only 11.94% required admission, while 77,334 did not specify it.