Hospital del Sur at last starts to feel like a real hospital with real potential to serve the south of Tenerife as first operation is carried out

It’s getting there. From today, the Hospital del Sur – El Mojón – is able to provide major outpatient surgery among its portfolio of services. The type of surgery that will now be able to be carried out there includes ophthalmological procedures, and from next month, gynaecological and traumatological operations. The new services have been implemented in parallel with new pre-anaesthesia consultation, administrative and pharmacy facilities, as well as waiting rooms with information screens. Canarian President Ángel Torres said that “after 40 years of waiting, the first patient has been operated on today, 23 April, in the theatres of the Hospital del Sur in Tenerife. An historic day!”

The Hospital now has 116 beds, 98 of which are in use, 25 consultation rooms, and 10 day-hospital units for various outpatient treatments including functional diagnostic tests, pathology monitoring, digestive endoscopy, paediatrics, and – of inordinate benefit to cancer patients – a multi-purpose Day Hospital including oncology whereas previously patients for treatment had to go to Candelaria Hospital. The Radiology area also now includes CAT scans, Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy, and Occupational Therapy. There is also a laboratory, pharmacy (external dispensation), and rehabilitation gymnasium.

Sanidad (Canarias) says that the Hospital del Sur received a total of 45,687 patients in A&E last year, carried out 111,588 in-person consultations, and admitted over 1,000 patients. In addition, 1,573,487 analytical laboratory procedures were performed, as well as 53,000 ultrasound scans, 5,441 CT scans and 1,924 MRI scans.