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Information: 3826 surgeries performed under the programme to recover surgery waiting lists
Under the programme to recover surgery waiting lists, 3626 surgeries have been performed in the three regional hospitals over the last three years. Another 200 surgeries were performed in the Region by doctors from Mainland Portugal. The implementation of the health voucher will provide an important contribution to the development of this programme, particularly after the recent amendment, int... more >>

Information: Regional Inspectorate of Health ensures quality and transparency of services
Enhancing the Regional Health Service to serve citizens with quality and transparency is the goal of the Regional Inspectorate of Health, whose official entered into office on Tuesday. In his speech, Miguel Correia said that this body aims to ensure the compliance with the rules and regulations in force in the area of health in order to guarantee “the quality of the services rendered, the ... more >>

Information: Government wants to implement Health policies increasingly closer to citizens
The Regional Secretary for Health revealed the public interest in the so-called Community Health and the specialisation in Community Nursing in Ponta Delgada on Thursday morning. Miguel Correia spoke, on behalf of the President of the Government, at the opening session of the Conference on Community Health - Changing the Present ... Planning the Future, stating that this public interest has been... more >>

Information: Azores liberalise access to pharmacy ownership in the archipelago
The access to pharmacy ownership in the Azores will cease to be exclusive of pharmacists, being extended to individuals, commercial companies and entities from the social economic sector. This is one of the main innovations of the new legal scheme on pharmacies in the Autonomous Region of the Azores, which was approved by the Legislative Assembly on Thursday by proposal of the Government. When pr... more >>

fotografia alusiva à sessão da Assembleia RegionalInformation: Government wants to bring “financial health” to Azorean hospitals
The Regional Secretary for Health reiterated in Horta on Wednesday the Regional Government’s intention to “bring financial health” to Azorean hospitals by reducing their expenditure, “which is excessive.”The information was provided by Miguel Correia at the Legislative Assembly, following a political statement made by CDS/PP on the sustainability of the Regional Healt... more >>

Fotografia do Presidente do Governo Regional dos AçoresInformation: Carlos César announces significant investments in the Health sector on Faial
Carlos César announced that the Government of the Azores will award the construction works of Block C of the Horta Hospital by the end of this month or in early February. The President of the Government made the decision known during the meeting of the Council of the Government with the President of the Horta City Hall, João Castro, at the last of a series meetings held with the nine m... more >>

Information: Carlos César says that the Azores Radiotherapy Centre is a relevant service in the health sector
The President of the Regional Government considered on Monday morning that the future Azores Radiotherapy Centre as a “project which will indubitably represent a huge evolution in the provision of health care in the Azores.” Presiding over the signing ceremony of the contract for the drafting, construction and operation of this healthcare unit – with an estimated cost of 34 milli... more >>

Information: Sepsis Fast Track implemented in Ponta Delgada Hospital
The Regional Director for Health attended on Monday the conference to implement the Sepsis Fast Track in the Divino Espírito Santo Hospital. Sepsis, a generalised infection, currently registers a higher mortality rate than the rates of stroke and myocardial infarction, having a significant social impact. Statistical data demonstrates that 22% admissions to intensive care units are due to seps... more >>

Information: Carlos César opens Hydrotherapy Unit on Flores and calls for saving and creativity
The President of the Government of the Azores said on Wednesday that “the recent financial difficulties felt across the world are an incentive for creativity and a favourable time for taking action which, despite being pondered, was awaiting the stimulus created by necessity.” Carlos César, who spoke at the opening ceremony of the Hydrotherapy Unit of the Santa Cruz das Flores Hea... more >>

Information: Government presents health promotion strategies in schools
The Regional Directorate for Health started on Wednesday the first of three training courses on school health in a partnership with the Regional Directorate for Education. According to the Regional Director for Health, Sofia Duarte, this training course aims to provide the health technical teams with the necessary skills to identify potential challenges in schools. This programme, which aims to pr... more >>

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