New private hospital for Beja
The Privado do Alentejo hospital, which will be built in Beja, will represent an investment of 26 million euros and create 250 jobs.
According to the group and the company, the new hospital, which is scheduled to open in the last quarter of 2023, “will directly impact 120,000 people in the region”.
The hospital will have “an advanced diagnostic center and cutting-edge technology for minimally invasive intervention areas, capable of responding to acute and chronic patients”.
The project also includes an 80-bed seniors’ residence.
The hospital “intends to become a private health unit of excellence” and “a benchmark private provider in fields such as cardiology and oncology”.
“The people of Beja and Baixo Alentejo have the same needs as those of Lisbon or Porto and we will be there to serve them,” says Empirica Group Executive Director Francisco Miranda Duarte.
The Privado do Alentejo Hospital “is the first step in the expansion plan” of Empirica, which is the promoter and manager of the Alentejo unit.
According to Francisco Miranda Duarte, the group’s hospitals, such as the Privado do Alentejo Hospital, “will be the first designed in a post-Covid-19 era to be implemented in Portugal”.
Thus, he underlines, “they integrate the essential aspects of a new reality of care and of the demand for care, including moving whenever possible the supply of care as close as possible to the patient”.
For example, heart patients will be followed 24 hours a day, “in the comfort of their home”, with families or caregivers, he says.
The group also wishes to create “a highly technological and digital environment, capable of guaranteeing the integration of all clinical information thanks to the interoperability between all departmental information systems”.