New medical centre is officially opened in the south of Tenerife

  • Canarian Weekly
  • 13-02-2024
  • Tenerife
  • Photo Credit: Ministry of Health
New medical centre is officially opened in the south of Tenerife

Las Chafiras welcomed the inauguration of a new clinic of the Canarian Health Service yesterday, Monday 12th February, which offers a range of medical services. Situated on Avenida Lucio Díaz Flores in Llano del Camello, in the municipality of San Miguel de Abona, it was officially opened by island dignitaries.

The new health centre was visited by the President of the Canary Islands, Fernando Clavijo, the Minister of Health for the Canary Islands, Esther Monzón, the President of the Tenerife Cabildo, Rosa Dávila, along with the Mayor, Arturo González, who performed the opening ceremony.

Addressing the media, President Fernando Clavijo emphasised the necessity of updating health infrastructure and services in response to the population growth witnessed by San Miguel de Abona over the last two decades. He highlighted the importance of adapting facilities to meet the new reality and evolving needs of the community.

Minister Esther Monzón added that the new Local Clinic signifies a substantial improvement over the previous situation, enhancing Primary Care benefits and expanding services. She stressed that the improved working conditions would ensure that the population receives care in a closer and higher quality manner.

Mayor Arturo González expressed his satisfaction, stating that the opening of the new clinic fulfils a longstanding demand from residents for improved health services.

Island President Rosa Dávila said that the new facility addresses a historical need in the south of Tenerife, providing over 9,000 adults and children with a proper health centre close to their homes, thereby improving care and reducing the need for unnecessary travel.

New medical centre is officially opened in the south of Tenerife

The new centre in Las Chafiras, which cost 2.2 million euros, will house consultations for Family Medicine, Nursing, Paediatrics, Physiotherapy, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, and Midwifery. The facility includes eleven consultation rooms, catering to various medical needs, such as Family Medicine, Adult Nursing, Paediatrics, Paediatric Nursing, Physiotherapy, Social Work, Psychology, and Midwifery.

In addition to these services, the centre boasts an emergency room connected to a multipurpose room for observation and patient control, a room for blood extractions, and another multipurpose room for various user services, including early detection of diabetic retinopathy (ambulatory retinography) and respiratory functional tests (spirometry).

The staff of the new office consists of 12 professionals, covering specialities in Family and Community Medicine, paediatrics, nursing, social work, physiotherapy, and administrative assistance. Clinical psychologist services will also be added to the team.

It will be open to the public from 8:00am to 8:00pm, with services gradually incorporating Family and Community Medicine, Nursing, and Social Work consultations starting next week, followed by the inclusion of Paediatrics, Paediatric Nursing, and other consultations.