Guadalhorce hospital to open this month – partially

First phase will see eight surgeries opened; A&E to follow in October and the rest of the facilities next year

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The hospital was completed in 2012 but until now has remained unopened

By Oliver McIntyre

The long-delayed Guadalhorce valley hospital in Cártama is set to open its doors by the end of this month – though with only a portion of its services up and running, according to a timeline that Junta de Andalucía officials provided last week to an activist group that has been fighting for the hospital’s launch.

Top officials from the Junta’s Health Delegation in Málaga told the Plataforma Pro-Hospital Guadalhorce that the pending work on the centre’s wastewater outlet pipeline and other final details should be finished by June 10, after which Cártama town hall can issue the opening licence within a maximum of five days.

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