The Andalusian Regional Government, through the Andalusian Health Service (SAS), has awarded the refurbishment and extension of the Albox Health Centre to the company Servimar 2008, for 2,177,731.21 euros, in order to adapt the clinic to new needs, which will involve an increase of 500 square metres of space on the first floor for a new consultation area.
This is the second most advantageous offer out of the three that competed for the contract to rearrange the work areas in order to “facilitate the day-to-day running of the clinic for both medical staff and users”, according to the project report and the resolution.
In addition, the company awarded the contract will adapt the areas adjacent to the building, improving the lighting, asphalting and signposting, for which it has a period of one year. The works are 85 percent financed with European funds.
The building, which is accessed from Taberno Street in the town, occupies a total surface area of 2,252.65 square metres built on a surface area of more than 4,800 square metres, divided into two floors.
The extension includes four standard consulting rooms with four waiting modules and a multi-purpose consulting room equipped with a gynaecological examination couch, as well as another four paediatric consulting rooms with their associated waiting modules, a paediatric toilet and a breastfeeding room, which means an extension of 314 square metres of net usable surface area.
In the area to be refurbished, it is planned to remove the existing walls in the waiting rooms next to the corridor that separates them from the doctor’s surgery in order to avoid the bottleneck that is generated when users crowd next to the doctor’s entrance door.
The refurbishment will affect the administration-reception area, with a new layout and organisation that will entail the demolition of the current wall separating administration from reception, the removal of the existing counter and the installation of workstations for the reception of users. A space will also be created with direct communication to the administration that will serve as an archive.
The Albox health centre is equipped with two emergency teams, which means that six individual bedrooms are needed, as at present there are only two in the same rest area and a third separate from the previous ones.
The clinic, whose roof will be reinforced, will have a new communications room to house the computer network and will be equipped with a new accessible lift with a capacity for six people, which will entail the reorganisation of the toilets, which will be renovated. In addition, all the carpentry will be replaced to improve insulation and passageways.
The project also includes the adaptation of the garage to increase its height and allow ambulances to pass through and facilitate its connection to an electrical totem, as well as the improvement of the air conditioning, the renovation of the false ceilings and the replacement of the existing stoneware floors with micro-grain terrazzo.
The interior lighting will be optimised with LED lamps, the whole area will be redeveloped with the redistribution of parking spaces and new signage, and the building will be painted