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President of the Republic presides over inauguration of the CUF Descobertas Hospital


The CUF Descobertas Hospital. Located at Lisbon’s Parque das Nações, was officially inaugurated on November 6th during a ceremony presided by Jorge Sampaio, President of the Republic. Also present were António Correia de Campos, Health Minister, and Salvador de Mello, chairman of the board of directors of José de Mello Saúde.

The CUF Descobertas Hospital is the most modern hospital in Portugal, built in a record time of 21 months. Its official inauguration marks the culmination of a gradual process of opening services to the public, begun on June 25th when out-patient consultations, the laboratories, imaging and out-patient hospital services came into operation.

The general, paediatric and obstetric emergency services came into round-the-clock operation on September 17th and the CUF Descobertas Hospital was then ready to meet the health-care requirements of all its patients up to the very best technical, medical and housekeeping standards of excellence.

The CUF Descobertas Hospital has entered into agreements with most insurers and health-care sub-systems, and represents the biggest-ever private investment in the health-care area in Portugal. It is the result of a strategy of growth, innovation and excellence that has been implemented by José de Mello Saúde.

In the words of Salvador de Mello, chairman of the board of directors of José de Mello Saúde, the inauguration of the CUF Descobertas Hospital has strengthened the long-term commitment of the José de Mello Group to the provision of health-care services in keeping with the very highest quality, know-how and efficiency standards.