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Torrevieja Hospital cuts waiting times for general surgery

TORREVIEJA HOSPITAL yesterday revealed their average waiting times for non-urgent elective surgery, announcing that the average waiting time had been reduced to just 40 days across the board.

The data also illustrated the sheer efficiency of the award-winning University Hospital of Torrevieja, with patients waiting for general elective surgery being attended to in just 12 days on average.

The miraculous figures contrast sharply with Torrevieja Hospital's sister facility, the University Hospital of Vinalopó in Elche, where patients' average waiting times for general surgery were four times longer at 48 days.

Vinalopó's elective surgical performance still remains impressive compared with the average general surgery hospital waiting times, currently standing at 86 days throughout the Valencian Community.

In addition, with an average wait time of just 45 days across all elective surgical departments, Elche's Vinalopó Hospital sees patients more than twice as quickly as most Valencian hospitals, where the regional average waiting time is 99 days overall.

The University Hospital of Torrevieja, Torrevieja Hospital

Torrevieja Hospital, a first class medical service for the community

Patients awaiting elective thoracic surgery at Torrevieja Hospital fare best, with an average waiting time of just 10 days, whilst those waiting for urological surgical treatments wait for the longest, with a waiting time of 47 days – far short of the 76-day autonomous community average.

A statement on Torrevieja Hospital's website reads “The average waiting time for non-urgent surgical procedures with scheduled surgery at the University Hospital of Torrevieja is 40 days, 59 days less than in the rest of the public hospitals of the Valencian Community”.

“Patients have waited for an average of two months less than if they had received a surgical procedure in any other public hospital in the region”.

The latest data was published by Spain's Ministry of Health, the Ministerio de Sanidad, and records the waiting times of surgical procedures for the month of March.

It illustrates the outstanding performance of the medical facility, already recognised as a centre of excellence and one of the best hospitals in the world.

The University Hospital of Torrevieja, Torrevieja Hospital

A gold standard medical facility, a dedicated professional medical team

Just last year the independent global healthcare accreditation institute, Joint Commission International, presented Torrevieja Hospital with a gold award, their highest accolade.

Usually reserved for private hospitals, the award is internationally recognised as the mark of outstanding achievement in the field of medical care, and globally accepted as the single most prestigious award to be bestowed upon any medical practice – private or public.

The accreditation certifies the healthcare centre's revered status, as only 3 medical centres in Germany and just 1 in the United Kingdom meet the JCI's exhaustive requirements for excellence.

Torrevieja Hospital is staffed by a dedicated team of medical professionals and managed on behalf of the local community by Ribera Salud, a private health management company jointly owned by the Sabadell Spanish banking group and the Centene Corporation, a Missouri based American healthcare company that administers the US Government's national Medicare program.

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Alexander Pichlmayr
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  1. My wife has had two operations there & the surgeons & staff are top class, as are my out patient treatments.

    • Having had 3 operations in 7 years at this wonderful hospital i am happy but i am still waiting to have a colonoscopy and it’s now over 6 months. I don’t feel well and am now getting anxious as my symptons are worse!

      • Hi Sandra, my husband has just had this procedure and he was seen very quickly. Obviously the hospital are working with limited resources, just like any hospital, so I would imagine the speed with which you are seen will depend on the severity of your condition and how busy the unit happens to be. If you have concerns, in the first instance please raise these with your doctor or consultant. Thanks Sandra.

    • Does any one know email address for Dailysis unit and holiday coordinator as I am trying to book Dailysis for holiday

  2. The treatment I recieved after a heart attack in November last year was incredible,at 4 am after blood tests several ECGs,Angiogram and Angioplasty 1 stent put in I was on ICU within 2 hours and such fantastic care from all ICU Staff,we are all very lucky to have this hospital in our community.
    Thank you Torry Hospital.

  3. I shall be moving to this area very soon and i am filled with confidence to read this report. So much better than in the nhs in England. Well done to all who have made this posdible

  4. I was on holiday in Spain and slipped on a slope on a pavement and broke my ankle. I got the absolute best treatment ever. The nurses and doctors were all fantastic. I had to have surgery and was so well looked after.

  5. I have been awaiting an appointment to see a consultant in the urology department for over a year now, my doctor keeps referring me but apparently they only have one consultant, disgusting call this caring for the community, I know all the staff have done a great job during these terrible times, and worse to come, but this is why, without investment the private company running the hospital have lost their contract, lets hope for better things to come.


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