Guadalhorce hospital may be delayed once more

2016-02-05 05:00:00

The long-awaited opening of the Chare hospital in the Guadalhorce valley has come up against another obstacle. The civic platform Pro-Hospital has described the 24 months since construction of the hospital was completed as a “never-ending story”.
Last week, environment officers from the Junta de Andalucía rejected Cártama council’s plan to discharge waste water from the hospital into a nearby stream. Under regional law, the water must be released into the Guadalhorce river meaning the council has to install an 800-metre pipe.
The mayor of Cártama Jorge Gallardo said the original plan was presented to the Junta two months ago and that he had no idea of how long the new pipeline would take to lay down or its cost.
Junta officials expressed surprise at the council’s stance, adding that the new pipe shouldn’t delay the opening of the hospital.
According to Pro-Hospital, both the regional and local authorities have been aware of the waste water issue since the autumn. They also expressed concern that the hospital has no fibre optic connection, essential for inter-hospital communications.source surinenglish