The local government of Orihuela has once again offered the Ministry of Health a plot of land for a second Health Centre for Orihuela Costa. The land offered is located in La Ciñuelica, Near Los Altos. The council first made this offer in August 2020 and claims it still has not received a response from the regional government.
The local councillor for health explained that the current health centre is at saturation point due to the increased population and is too small for the number of professionals who work there.
The Orihuela City Council has also asked the Ministry of Health to extend the SAMU ambulance service so that the Coast has dedicated and permanent 24-hour ambulance provision.