Estepona Hospital soon to open within glorious parkland area
Green spaces, fresh air and tranquillity are part and parcel of our quest for health and wellbeing, so what better place to bring them together than at Estepona’s brand new hospital?
The town’s mayor, José María García Urbano, agrees that this as an intrinsic part of getting well, especially when recuperating after surgery. In addition to the state-of-the-art hospital facilities due to open to the public by late summer 2019, he is delighting many of Estepona’s residents with his plans to provide 7,000 square metres of new gardens surrounding the hospital. In addition, there will be a seven-metre-high vertical embankment wall on the periphery of the complex, rich with native Mediterranean plant species, while the hospital building itself will be bordered by a car park shaded by numerous trees.
The town hall has announced that the green zone will cover an extensive 25,000 square metres, also including paved walking routes, running tracks and special areas to practise sport. The 500,000 euro project will not only create a pleasant, green environment in which patients can recover, it will also provide an attractive environment for staff, visitors and local residents.
The zone is planned to spread across three different levels, echoing the undulating local terrain, with the first being on the same level as the hospital entrance. As you venture to the second and third levels, there will be lush grassland, surrounded by several different local species of trees. To keep the children and young at heart busy, the hospital will also have a number of slides installed to connect the second and third levels encouraging people to keep active and fit.
The mayor describes the new hospital as a “milestone for Estepona,” and highlights that, “it will be the biggest infrastructure project of the past few decades…and will represent a significant improvement in the quality of healthcare services.”