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Information: 2020 plan intends to improve Civil Protection infrastructures
The Regional Secretary for Health stressed in Horta that “prevention and readiness in the assistance to populations are a relevant area" in the Regional Government's investment proposal for 2020. Teresa Machado Luciano spoke Wednesday at a hearing at the Committee on General Policy of the Legislative Assembly. On the occasion, she highlighted an estimated investment of about nine million Eu... more >>

Information: Training for technicians working at Support Centres for Children and Youth at Risk increases professional specialisation, says Teresa Luciano
The Regional Secretary of Health spoke in Angra do Heroísmo at the opening of the second edition of the training for the Regional Network of Support Centres for Children and Youth at Risk. On the occasion, she stressed that this initiative, implemented by the Regional Directorate for Prevention and Control of Dependencies, intends to improve the information and knowledge levels as well as to ... more >>

Information: Regional Government ensures family medicine coverage rate at 100% by 2020, says Regional Secretary
The Regional Secretary for Health stressed at the Legislative Assembly in Horta “the increase in the rate of health users covered by family doctors." On the occasion, she ensured that "98.6% of users will have a family doctor from November" and, after the completion of the training programme of the current interns, the rate will reach "100% by 2020," being a key goal in ensuring primary hea... more >>

Information: Regional Government welcomes holding of World Trauma Championship in the Azores in 2023
The Regional Government, through the Regional Secretariat for Health, which oversees the area of Civil Protection, welcomed the selection of the Region for the holding of the World Trauma Championship in 2023, which will take place in Praia da Vitória on Terceira Island. “It is an honour for the Azores to host an event of this size. In addition to raising the archipelago to prominence, ... more >>

Information: Health users exempt from fees in primary health care, announces Secretary for Health
The Regional Secretary for Health revealed in Ponta Delgada that "Azorean health users will no longer pay health care fees," which will be applied only to emergency services. “Health fees represent a minimal sum in the regional health budget and are lower compared with the rate in force in Mainland Portugal,” said Teresa Machado Luciano. According to her, "the amount of fees charged on... more >>

Information: Teresa Machado Luciano highlights increased responsibility of Ponta Delgada Fire Department in providing assistance to the population
The Regional Secretary for Health pointed out that the Ponta Delgada Fire Department responded to 25 percent of the occurrences recorded throughout the archipelago last year. In this regard, she highlighted the mission and increased responsibility of brigade for providing relief to the most densely populated Azorean municipality, besides being responsible for assisting the municipality of Lagoa. T... more >>

Information: Regional Secretary for Health visits Nordeste Humanitarian Association of Volunteer Firefighters
The Regional Secretary for Health, Teresa Machado Luciano, met today with the Board of the Nordeste Humanitarian Association of Volunteer Firefighters and the Nordeste Fire Department Command on S. Miguel Island. This meeting is part of a series of visits to every association and fire brigade of the Azores to become better acquainted with the different realities of these entities. The association... more >>

Information: All health users on São Miguel Island to have family doctor from September, announces Regional Secretary for Health
The Regional Secretary for Health announced in Ponta Delgada that “all users on São Miguel Island will have a family doctor from September." In this context, the Regional Government is undertaking “all efforts to ensure that, in a short time, every Azorean citizen will have a family doctor." Teresa Machado Luciano spoke on the sidelines of the hearing at the Committee on Social Af... more >>

Information: Haemodialysis Unit of Madalena Health Centre to open soon, announces Teresa Machado Luciano
The Regional Secretary for Health announced today on Pico Island that the Haemodialysis Unit of Madalena Health Centre will open soon, noting that "user safety comes first." "The Infrastructures and equipment, a Regional Government's commitment to the creation of this unit, are ready to start working. However, we are waiting for the results of the water quality analysis to be completed in order to... more >>

Information: Regional Health Plan for next decade is "immediate challenge," says Rui Luís
The Regional Secretary for Health stated in Lagoa on São Miguel Island that the most immediate challenge in this sector will be the preparation and development of the Regional Health Plan for the next decade. "There are, at least, three areas that should deserve our special attention in terms of investment, such as continuing care, palliative care and mental health, all based on better home c... more >>

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