After three years of bureaucratic delays, the town hall of Cártama has granted a licence to Endesa allowing them to go ahead and install a new electricity supply to the Guadalhorce hospital.
This will mean that the hospital will now be able to use the operating theatres and inpatient wards which have been closed since it was opened in 2016 due to instability of the supply needed to operate the equipment.
The process for obtaining the licence was complicated but Endesa had already made a start on the works taking the line across areas that weren't subject to special approval first. The final stretch, on which work started last Monday, consists of the erection of twelve pylons and four kilometres of underground cable which will pass under the A-357 motorway. Endesa have said the works will be finished in three months.