Spain opts to build rather than refurbish:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The Spanish health service, Insalud, has approved the construction of a major new hospital complex in Burgos, while shelving plans to refurbish the existing Hospital General Yague. The new complex will serve patients currently treated at Yague and two other centres, as part of a broader drive by Insalud to improve efficiency. Ruben Moreno, CEO of Insalud, says the hospital will have a capacity of between 600 and 700 beds, reports El Pais. Insalud has so far allocated Pta13.5 billion ($70 million) to the project in its 2001 budget.