The Los Arcos Hospital, San Javier

Hospital General Universitario Los Arcos del Mar MenorParaje Torre Octavio, 54, 30739, Pozo Aledo, SAN JAVIER

Central switchboard number 968 56 50 00
User enquiries: 968 565022
Fax: 968 565030

The hospital is located just outside San Javier, next to the exit at km 780 on the E-15 at the junction with the RM-1 to Santomera, and close to the AP-7 and C3319. DO NOT follow the signs within the urban town as these lead to the FORMER Los Arcos Hospital which is now closed.
It serves Health Area Nº 8 (the Mar Menor) and includes the municipalities of Los Alcázares, San Javier, San Pedro del Pinatar and Torre Pacheco.
The newest hospital facility on the Region of Murcia has a total of 329 beds and offers a complete range of services. Unusually, visitors are welcome at all times of day!

Hospital General Universitario Los Arcos del Mar MenorThe hospital has full 24 hour emergency services cover and a helipad.

Where is the Hospital Los Arcos del Mar Menor?

Click for map, Hospital Los Arcos del Mar Menor, San Javier

  There is a free translation service in the hospital. Simply go to the relevant appointments desk with appointment slip, and ask for a translator. Sometimes patients are advised that this is not necessary if the doctor speaks English.

There is a social worker at Los Arcos who can help patients and their families with information and referral where necessary to other departments if assistance is needed, and can be contacted via the patient’s nurse or doctor or directly by phone on 968 565 009 or internally on ext 970031.The social worker can be found by the patients’ service office at the main entrance from 10 1 p.m.Monday to Friday except for bank holidays.
HELP Murcia Mar Menor operate a visitor service in this hospital, and have a poster on the notice board and leaflets about the assistance they are able to offer to residents and visitors.

Hospital General Universitario Los Arcos del Mar MenorThe Mar Menor Hospital was inaugurated in March 2011 following an investment of more than 100 million euros, serving a catchment area which currently has more than 106,000 inhabitants.

This population has grown considerably in the last 15 years, and the older hospital, also confusingly known as Los Arcos, had become too small to cope. During 2010 there were more than a million consultations and 300,000 emergencies, in the area, and nearly 1,200 babies were born.
During the summer months the population in the area swells considerably, due to the volumes of holiday traffic.

The hospital is designed to be efficient and sustainable, as well as to extend the availability of a greater number of specialities to residents of the area. Some of the new services are Allergology, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Urology and Critical Care, and various new Siemens scanners have been acquired to improve diagnosis and treatment.

Hospital General Universitario Los Arcos del Mar MenorThe hospital has an impressive computer controlled environment, the pharmacy boasting a totally computer controlled system, which automatically dispenses medication and delivers it to the wards, without human intervention. It´s a top level high tech system which enables the hospital to manage stocks with incredible accuracy, eliminate wastage, calculate anticipated use on an hour to hour basis and accurately control quantities dispensed. It also gives the hospital pharmacy complete security.

Help Mar Menor Hospital visitors.
Click to read an article written about the free visiting service offered by Help Murcia Mar Menor, who look after English speaking patients in the hospital, many of whom would otherwise have no visitors at all.
Click to see more about Help Murcia Mar Menor or to contact them.

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