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Cabildo makes plans to expand Hospital del Sur 

Tenerife Cabildo has pledged to expand the Hos-pital del Sur at El Mojón to make it “a real hospital”.

The Cabildo and the Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands consider the future transfer of a new building, owned by the insular cor-poration, which is built in the Hospital del Sur complex, in exchange for land in the area of El Mojón itself to build a center for major dependents.
The objective of this initiative is to expand and improve the services provided so that the Hospital del Sur “is considered a real hospital”.
“The Hospital del Sur needs to improve, among other services, the urgencies and have an adequate laboratory and operating rooms,” said the president of the Cabildo de Tenerife, Pedro Martín.
He made his comments whilst visiting the site with the regional Minister of Health , Teresa Cruz, and the manager of the University Hospital Nuestra Señora de Candelaria (Hunsc), Natacha Sujanani.
In this way, by incorporating this infrastructure that the Cabildo builds in the Hospital del Sur and that was to be used as a health centre, the number of hospital beds would be increased, from the current 100 to 400, as detailed by the Regional Minister of Health.
This facility would also host 18 operating rooms and emergency area on its ground floor. In the same way, the Government of the Canary Islands will guarantee to the Insular Corporation 300 residential places of people in a situation of dependency. The collaboration between both administrations will be substantiated through agree-ments.