Estepona, a town of some 60000 people in the Malaga province can be considered a great town in health terms for the people here loves sport. Many road races are held in the area and it boasts three major tennis clubs. We all know the benefits of sport and exercise for the human body, but to build a healthy community a town needs a sophisticated hospital that treats disease conditions, informs and educates people about the health issues in the area, and is always technologically up-to-date to meet the medical needs of the patients. The Hospiten- your local hospital is conveniently situated just off the main carretera in Espetona on the Costa del Sol with state of the art medical facilities and amiable surroundings. The hospital started its journey over 40 years ago with the first clinics that were founded in Puerto de la Cruz.Tenerife. Through years that followed, the hospital was expanded; facilities were established throughout the Canary Islands and into mainland Spain, as well as on the other side of the Atlantic in Mexico.
This modern hospital is equipped with temperature controlled 72 beds along with 6 Intensive care units, 4 operating theatres and a labor room. All the general rooms have private bathrooms and are very comfortable with scenic beauty of the sea and mountains through the window. The hospital provides segregated inpatient and outpatient services. The emergency unit is well tuned to deliver quick responses to any urgent medical situation.
The hospital staffs mode of communication is usually English but there are eight welfare officers who help interpret and facilitate communication for patients who speak different languages. The doctors, pharmacists, nurses and other health professionals are highly qualified and competent. They keep abreast the new information on health science that helps them to work more efficiently. The staffs are also known to be very understanding and friendly to the patients and visitors.
The hospital has already responded, treated and successfully completed thousands of operations, childbirths and emergencies. The hospital is also capable of conducting modern diagnostic tests regularly and has been doing so for years.
The cardiology department is capable of detecting and treating many cardiovascular diseases such as atherosclerosis. Patients suffering from glaucoma can get treatment from the ophthalmology department, while patients suffering from ulcers, neuronal and kidney conditions can get help from the Gastroenterology, Neurology and Nephrology departments respectively. The hospital also conducts both General and Digestive surgeries. The facility also specializes on neonatal Gynecology and obstetrics, ensures mothers given extra care and priority as through them our beautiful community is preserved. The other field of expertise of the hospital includes anesthesia,, dermatology, internal medicine, otorhinolaryngology, pathological anatomy, pneumology, psychiatry, radiology, trauma, and urology. The hospital also conducts pediatrics plastic and reconstructive surgery along with trauma and orthopedic surgery.