New health centre for Costa Adeje

The centre will have three paediatric consultation rooms, three paediatric nurses, a women’s health section, a dental health zone, physiotherapy and rehab units, 10 family doctors and nurses, an emergency unit, social workers and more

5 december 2022

The regional minister for health, Blas Trujillo, was in Adeje today to see mayor José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga and local health councillor Amada Trujillo, and visit the land where the future new public health centre in Costa Adeje will be built.

The new infrastructure, already well into the planning stage, will be built on a 6,000m2 parcel of land which has been ceded by the council for the centre. The plan will include 10 family doctors and nurses, 3 paediatric teams, qualified physiotherapists, mental health specialists, a women’s health unit, a dental practice and an emergency health zone.

It is planned that funding for the centre will be approved in the 2023 regional government budget, and that the infrastructure will meet the needs of the growing population of Adeje given the limitations of the main centre in Adeje town.

The mayor expressed his gratitude to the health minister for “his interest in getting to know first-hand the reality of our health care situation here. We are dealing with overwhelming demands on the current system which we can resolve with this new centre, the construction of which we have been waiting 15 years for.”

The new centre will form part of the regional department of health’s plan to effectively split the work of the current health centre in the town. Adeje’s health system currently deals with over 47,000 public patients according to the most recent data (October 2022), with 38,010 of the registered at the main centre and just over 9 thousand attending the small centre in Armeñime. The new centre will serve people living near Playa del Duque, La Caldera, Ifonche and Benítez, San Eugenio Bajo, San Eugenio Alto, Costa Adeje, Miraverde and Playa Fañabé. Using current data the new centre will cater for about 16,000 members of the resident public, increasing in recent years This is also a zone with a high tourist resident population.