The Andalusian health service (SAS) has set in motion the formalities to start improvement and expansion works to two Marbella health centres: Las Albarizas and Leganitos.
In the former, the accident and emergency area will receive a complete overhaul and all areas would be repainted and have air conditioning installed.
In the case of the latter, the centre will be expanded into the adjoining building, formerly the Social Security office. As a result, the town will gain eight new medical consultation rooms.
The announcement was made by the provincial health delegate, Ana Isabel González, who, alongside head of the Costa del Sol district chief, María Dolores Llamas, provided the details.
González said: "The objective is to make these services more accessible for everyone," adding, in the case of Las Albarizas, that the works would cost 170,000 euros.
The project at the Leganitos centre would cost 60,000 euros, she said, and that both would have to be completed before the end of the year in order to benefit from EU funding.