The Intensive Care Unit (UCI) Hospital JosÃ© Joaquim Fernandes (HJJF), in Beja, will be the target of works, aiming at creating better technical conditions in an investment of around one million euros.
The public tender procedure has already been published in DiÃ¡rio da RepÃºblica, being the same taking place, the winning proposal should be known in the next few days, the contract for the expansion of those services, whose works are to be completed 180 days after its start.
Currently at HJJF, which is managed by the Baixo Alentejo Local Health Unit (ULSBA), there is a dispersion of valences over two floors of the hospital, with the ICU to operate on the 1st floor (na photos), next to the Operating Room and the UCI Covid-19 on the third floor.
With the expansion works, the new UCI will be operating on the 1st floor, with 8 beds and two more beds in isolation rooms, with negative pressure, thus helping, according to ConceiÃ§Ã£o Margalha, chairman of the ULSBA Board of Directors, âFor the improvement of the conditions of treatment and assistance to the patientsâ, justified.
According to the hospital administrator, after the work is completed, âAll technical conditions will be ensured, guaranteeing a better performance in the treatment of patients and better working conditions for professionals â, leaving the caveat that the project âwill be dependent on the evolution of the pandemic, since the ULSBA will have to decrease the internment capacity at the ICU, closing four beds â, in order to allow the intervention to start.