The Bellvitge University Hospital was visited today by a group of personalities, led by the Mayor of Hospitalet de Llobregat, Núria Marín, and the Rector of the University of Barcelona, Joan Guàrdia, to get to know the new multipurpose hospital building that went into operation this week.
The building has been promoted by the Catalan Health Service to attend to emergencies and hospitalizations of patients with Covid-19 during the current pandemic, and will then be used for other hospital uses.
In addition to the rector and the mayor, the director general of the ICO, Candela Calle, also took part in the visit; the general director of IDIBELL, Gabriel Capellá, and the director of the health sector Baix Llobregat Center Litoral and Hospitalet de Llobregat of CatSalut, Daniel Fernández.
All of them were received and accompanied by Montserrat Figuerola, ICS territorial manager in the Southern Metropolitan Area; Cristina Capdevila, director of the Bellvitge University Hospital, and Joan Miquel Nolla, vice-dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of the Bellvitge Campus of the UB, as well as other members of the hospital's management and of professionals responsible for the operation of the new space.
The new building, which was already visited on Tuesday by Vice President Pere Aragonès and Councilor Alba Vergés, has been built in a record time of 3 months and 19 days and, with it, the hospital gains 64 new conventional beds and 48 points Covid-19 Emergency Care.
From now on, having a specific space adapted to the needs of people affected or suspected of Covid-19 will mean more security for patients and professionals, as well as an optimization of the diagnostic and patient care circuits.