Last April we had the opportunity to talk with Montserrat Sitges Carreño, coordinator of surgical and sterilization processes at Hospital del Mar. We discussed the new obstetric block that was inaugurated in May 2017, as part of phase 1 of the hospital’s expansion project.
Montserrat Sitges Carreño (MSC): We manage the surgical block as if it were a single block but in reality there are three: Block A (where eleven operating rooms function) is the area that was renovated when the hospital was chosen as the healthcare center for the 1992 Olympic Games.
At Block B (part of the phase 1) there are two intelligent operating theaters, equipped with 4K technology, completely identical. There is a post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) established on this block, which is an area equipped for the recovery of patients who have undergone a C-Section, a space to be able to stay comfortably with the newborns. The block is designed to make the entire operating circuit, from reception to recovery. In that sense, the complementary elements have been fundamental in shaping this space, to make everything work correctly.
And, finally, there is also Block C at Hospital de l'Esperança (in Gràcia district). The future is to unify, to centralize the spaces and the processes.
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