The Health Minister of the Government of the Canary Islands, José Manuel Baltar, announced in Parliament that patients on the island of Lanzarote who need to undergo Hemodynamic Cardiologyprocedures will be treated from the first semester of 2019 in the new unit of Hemodynamics of the Hospital Doctor José Molina Orosa , since he will also be equipped with the procedures of hemodynamics, electrophysiology and interventional vascular radiology.


In this regard, the Minister said that the architectural design of this new department is being finalized and is carrying out refurbishment of a space of about 150 square meters and has an investment of about 200,000 euros.


“The launch of this new unit will improve the accessibility of cardiological patients Island to haemodynamic treatments, which would no longer have to travel to the University Hospital of Gran Canaria Dr. Negrin,” Baltar said. In addition, he announced that this unit will operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to meet the demand for urgent and scheduled treatments, while highly complex coronary procedures, as well as those of structural heart disease, will continue to be treated at the hospital. of reference in Gran Canaria.


New treatments in Lanzarote


The Hemodialysis Unit of the Doctor José Molina Orosa Hospital will be a multipurpose room in which procedures of hemodynamics, electrophysiology, implantation of interventional vascular radiology devices and procedures will be performed, including urgent attention to the infarct code and stroke code, both for health care reasons , as to facilitate the accessibility of users to this benefit.


It will be attended by specialists from the University Hospital of Gran Canaria Dr. Negrín, who will also provide training to the nursing staff of the hospital center of Lanzarote with the aim of their full integration into the device of the unit.


Investments in infrastructures


On the other hand, the counselor recalled that the expansion project of the Hospital Doctor José Molina Orosa contemplates the construction of a building of multiple uses of 7,500 square meters and the bunker for radiotherapy of 600 square meters, which will mean a multi-year investment of the Ministry of Health of about 16 million euros.


In addition, he reviewed the completed and delivered projects such as the improvements of the Functional Testing and hospital sanitation unit and the reforms of the Semi-critical Pediatrics and Hospital Pharmacy areas that reached a total investment of 596,000 euros.