New Medical Centre for La Herradura?

The Almunecar Town Council has called for a new medical centre for La Herradura before the Health Board for the Junta de Andalucia.

The Vice Mayor, Juan Jose Ruiz Joya (PP) approached the Head of the regional health board, Maria Jose Montero with a request for a permanent ambulance, too, as La Herradura doesn’t have one.

He pointed out that the village has been asking for a new medical centre, equipped with its own ambulance for the last 15 years, but to no avail.

“The La Herradura medical centre has become obsolete. There is insufficient space and resources to be able to attend adequately to the needs of the population, which is over 6,000 all year round, peaking at 12,000 at the height of summer,” he pointed out.

Apparently, the Board has never answered any of the numerous requests sent by the Town Hall.

The lack of a La-Herradura-based ambulance also means that in the case of emergencies valuable time is lost, with a wait of up to 40 minutes for the Almunecar-based ambulance to arrive, he claims.

The Almunecar Town Council is willing to provide a building plot for such installations.

(News: Herradura, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

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