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Information: Number of patients receiving surgery in the Regional Health Service increased 8.5% in 2019
The Newsletter of the Integrated Management System of Patients on Surgery Waiting Lists in the Azores (SIGICA) for December, released today, reports that 8,679 received surgery in the Regional Health Service (SRS) in 2019, representing an increase of 8.5% over the previous year. In the last month, 588 patients had surgery in the SRS and the percentage of patients who had surgery within the Maximum... more >>

Information: Regional Government delivers new ILS vehicle on Terceira island
The Regional Secretary for Health spoke at the delivery of a new Immediate Life Support (ILS) vehicle in Angra do Heroísmo, stressing that this investment will ensure "increased safety for the rescue of populations, which is our main mission, and also for health professionals." With the recent 90-thousand Euro investment in three vehicles, the Azores now have eight ILS vehicles, improving and... more >>

Information: Health promotion determines end of health fees in primary care
The Regional Secretary for Health stated at the Legislative Assembly in Horta that the Regional Government intends that "emergency services should be only used by those who need it." "What we are saying is not new. It is health promotion and disease prevention, seeing that primary health care is a gateway to the Regional Health Service," said Teresa Machado Luciano, who spoke Thursday at a discuss... more >>

Information: Teresa Machado Luciano encourages young Azoreans to donate blood
The Regional Secretary for Health stated in Ponta Delgada that it is necessary to "increase the number of blood donors," urging young Azoreans to donate blood. Teresa Machado Luciano spoke Monday at the end of a meeting with the São Miguel Blood Donor Association. On the occasion, she stressed that blood needs "are lower today due to the differentiated use of blood," but stressed that " rene... more >>

Information: Regional Secretary for Health highlights growth of physical therapy in the Azores
The Regional Health Service currently provides physical therapy on all islands of the archipelago, ensuring "equal access to all Azoreans," said the Regional Secretary for Health. Teresa Machado Luciano noted that 915 physical therapy treatments were carried out last year; 79% in the three hospitals in the Region. According to her, this evolution is sustained by the implementation of “Physic... more >>

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 >>

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