The Regional Government will recover the Hospital dos Marmeleiros until 2019. For now, rehabilitation works will be carried out at the exterior level, in order to renew the coverage, privilege safety and thermal comfort, eliminate infiltrations and paint the facades. In the next year, work is carried out inside the building, focusing on the functional aspect of the building, the situation of fire safety and accessibility.
The contract has now been awarded and has a cost in the order of 870 thousand euros. The deadline is eight months, so it should be completed during January 2019, when a public tender for the rehabilitation of the interiors will be launched.
The regional secretary for Infrastructures and Equipment, Amílcar Gonçalves, says that although a new hospital is planned, it will never be completed before 2024, so it is important to provide the best conditions to users in all health units.