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Lagos council backs Public Petition for construction of new hospital

in Algarve · 01-02-2018 14:03:00 · 0 Comments

Communities and local authorities in the municipalities of Lagos, Aljezur and Vila do Bispo (collectively known as the Terras do Infante), standing alongside workers at the Lagos Hospital, have launched a petition asking for the construction of a new hospital unit in Lagos.

Lagos council backs Public Petition for construction of new hospital

Established in the city since the 15th century, Lagos Hospital has long provided its local community and that of surrounding municipalities with medical facilities, civilian and military, playing an indispensable role for the populations of the Municipalities of Lagos, Aljezur and Vila do Bispo.
After a series of alterations and extensions towards the end of the 15th century, the unit, archteciturally, remained largely unchanged and with little option to do so, as it is adjacent to Lagos Castle Wall, a listed national monument.
However, in a statement, Lagos Council said: “It is imperative that the Lagos Hospital acquires conditions to provide its national and foreign users with the levels of quality of comfort and care required by the National Health Service.”
The statement elaborated: “With that in mind the Municipalities of Lagos, Aljezur and Vila do Bispo, the populations, the mayors and the workers of the hospital have maintained a persistent struggle, through public demonstrations, stances and deliberations, striving for the relocation of the Hospital in Lagos.”
The council explained that a plot of land was secured by the Town Hall that provided the facilities, equipment and services adequate to meet the “real needs of the populations”, and despite the new hospital project being approved by the Ministry of Health in 2008/2009 following a series of studies, its progress ground to a halt.
“Without any evolution of this process by the Government, the Lagos Municipal Assembly decided, on June 26, 2017, unanimously to require the inclusion of Lagos Hospital in the State Budget for 2018, which was not verified”, the statement added.
For those reasons, it said, “The Municipal Assembly of Lagos promotes this Public Petition, signed by the populations of the Municipalities of Lagos, Aljezur and Vila do Bispo, demanding from the Government the construction of the new Lagos
Hospital.”
Interested parties can sign this Petition online at: http://peticaopublica.com/pview.aspx?pi=EN88065

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Edition 1476
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