Lusíadas Health have invested more than 10 million euros in the new hospital in Vilamoura, scheduled to open in the second half of 2023, creating around 250 new jobs in the Algarve.
Yesterday, Lusíadas Saúde presented the group's new hospital unit, Hospital Lusíadas Vilamoura, which will create around 250 new jobs in the Algarve and will involve an investment of more than 10 million euros, of which around four million euros will be used for infrastructure and more than six million euros earmarked for the acquisition of state-of-the-art equipment.
The start of the project was marked with the signing of the contract between Lusíadas Saúde and Vilamoura World, in a ceremony that was attended by Vítor Aleixo, Mayor of Loulé.
With the opening date estimated for the early part of the second half of 2023, Lusíadas Saúde say in a statement that “it will rehabilitate the iconic Lusotur building, from Vilamoura World, designed by architect Francisco Keil do Amaral and located in the so-called Golden Triangle of the Algarve, contributing not only for the economic and sustainable development of this region of the country, but also for the increase in the supply of health care”.
According to Vasco Antunes Pereira, CEO of Lusíadas Saúde, “this investment in a new hospital unit is another step in the materialisation of our group's expansion and consolidation project. It is also a new demonstration of our commitment to the health of the Portuguese people and to the future of the health sector in Portugal”.
“Hospital Lusíadas Vilamoura will reinforce the offer of health care in the most extensive and populous municipality in the Algarve and will make a contribution to the socio-economic development of the region, in a lasting and sustainable way”, he adds.
For João Brion Sanches, CEO of Vilamoura World , “this is an important step in the strategy that we have defined since the beginning of our mandate and whose mission is to make Vilamoura the best destination in the Algarve to live, spend holidays and invest”.
The official considers that “access to the best health care is essential for residents of Vilamoura and for all people who choose Vilamoura for their holidays. We are sure that this hospital will have a very positive impact on Vilamoura, complementing the services in the health area in a very professional way and providing Vilamoura with yet another infrastructure that makes it a unique destination in the Algarve and in the country”.
Built from scratch, this 1,700 square metre unit is being designed to have "differentiating factors in the national health system." It will be, on the one hand, the first FOR ALL Hospital in the country, a unit designed to be inclusive, both in terms of accessibility and in terms of employability. The customer experience is intended to respond to the interests and needs of the profile of the resident population and also of tourists. Ensuring total alignment with the corporate social responsibility policy, the group is also prioritising a sustainability strategy in the construction and future activity of the Hospital.
On the other hand, it is the first Hospital in the south of the country dedicated exclusively to outpatient surgery, and the second of the Lusíadas Group after opening in Braga in November 2020. It develops its clinical activity in close integration and referral with the Lusíadas national network – Hospital Lusíadas Albufeira, Clínica Lusíadas Faro and Clínica Lusíadas Fórum Algarve - Vilamoura will have an innovative, technological and multidisciplinary clinical project, under the responsibility of Pedro Oliveira, CEO of the units that make up the Cluster Lusíadas Algarve.
In terms of capacity, the unit will include permanent care, more than 20 consultation offices, treatment and examination rooms, operating and minor surgery rooms, a Gastroenterology unit and an Imaging area, equipped with specialised and cutting-edge technological equipment, such as magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography (CAT), X-ray, mammography, ultrasound, among others.
Hospital Lusíadas Vilamoura wants to be “a reference hospital in the humanisation and excellence of care, maintaining the highest international standards of quality, safety and patient satisfaction, transversal to all units of the Lusíadas Group”.