The Juaneda group's new hospital in Cala Millor
The foundation stones of the well known medical group's new hospital in Cala Millor were laid this week by Juaneda's President and Director General. It's been a while in the planning process but with work now started, the hospital should be open by next May.
The Juaneda group started to provide private medical care in hospitals and medical centres throughout Mallorca and Menorca in 1917 and are well known to holidaymakers and local people alike for the vast range of services they provide.
British TV viewers will know them well from the programme Sun, Sea and A&E, a fly on the wall DOCumentary (sorry, couldn't resist) chronicling the ailments and accidents of Brits abroad on sunshine holidays.
As we've stated, it's a private hospital so all treatment has to be paid for by the patient or their insurance company, so most visitors to the island who take out travel insurance will be covered for many treatments at the new hospital when it opens.
It's being built close to Cala Millor beach and will serve the local population and visitors to the resorts of Cala d'Or, Portocolom, Porto Cristo, Sa Coma, S'Illot and Calas de Mallorca. Costing around €15 million and employ around 100 staff who will cover 30 disciplines from family health, surgery, emergencies and cardiology and will have 39 double rooms, intensive care, 3 theatres and 6 radiology units.
It will be a boon for anyone in the area who unfortunately may need hospital treatment, and also for their friends and family who would like to visit, given its proximity to so many resorts. The Juaneda group also reckon that it could also increase 'medical tourism' to the area for people who might want to tie in a week on the east coast with a new pair of breasts or nose! God bless plastic surgery.
Our photos is of Juaneda's Muro clinic from their facebook page.