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Protests threatened if Guadalhorce hospital operating theatres are not opened

  • The group is demanding action that will allow its operating theatres to finally welcome patients

The Prohospital platform in the Guadalhorce valley is tired of waiting. The group has been campaigning for years for the High Resolution Hospital (CHARE) in Cártama to open.

Though many departments are operational, the group is demanding action that will allow its operating theatres to finally welcome patients.

A statement released by the group's spokesman, Miguel Estéban, asked for “transparency” and compliance with the time frames that had been previously agreed. If this doesn't happen, Estéban warned that “protests will resume”.

He expressed his annoyance at the empty promises of government health organisations, who had assured him that the new facilities would be open by the end of 2017.

A spokesman for Endesa, the electricity company involved in the project, said that the firm was “ready to begin the work”, but it was waiting on work permits for the contract.