A medical cooperative has announced the construction of a hospital in Jardim Botanico, south of Londrina. The project is an area of 15 thousand square meters and 150 beds.
The hospital is a request for members of the Unimed Londrina cooperative and follows the cooperative’s understanding that having its own units improves the quality of care. “If we notice, there is an increase in the use of hospitals and this in the epidemic was very clear. In addition to these structures we are already using today, we realized that we needed our own structure,” said Unimed Londrina President, Omar Taha.
The hospital will be built on Expeditioners Street. The work is estimated to amount to R$150 million and will be funded. Initial expectations are that the unit will be ready within three years.
It will be a structure to strengthen healthcare with other large hospitals, such as the University Hospital with 453 places, the Evangelical Hospital with 369, and Santa Casa with 176. A committee of collaborating physicians was formed to monitor the progress of the work and determine the specialties to be offered.
The idea is that there is potential for expansion in the future. “We are taking advantage of the hospital’s experience to get an estimate starting with 150 beds, and if needed, we can expand,” Taha said.
For the opening of the unit, it will be necessary to recruit 800 employees for administrative and healthcare positions. “Direct jobs, we are not talking about indirect jobs. The most important thing is for the hospital to be self-sustaining without overburdening the cooperative and the cooperative member,” Taha explained.
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