Legazpi City Hospital eyes more patients with expansion

By Connie Calipay 

LEGAZPI CITY – The Legazpi City Hospital (LCH) here, now currently undergoing expansion, looks forward to serving more patients shortly.

City Mayor Noel Rosal said Thursday there would be three additional operating rooms and 60 beds. The hospital will help decongest the Bicol Regional Training and Teaching Hospital, which caters to patients from the entire Albay and neighboring provinces, such as Sorsogon and Catanduanes.

Rosal also reminded the public to always observe minimum  health protocols wherever they are in the city. “Always wear your mask and follow health protocols because your safety is our concern,” he said.

Dr. Jose Relacion, LCH administrator, said in a text message that they are finalizing the floor plan of the expansion project. The hospital currently has 25 beds, with eight allocated for Covid-19 patients.

Its laboratory, operating and labor rooms, X-ray section, intensive care unit, emergency and recovery rooms, as well as the dental clinic and pharmacy, are located on the ground floor. Its second floor houses the male and female wards, pediatric rooms and offices of doctors and other personnel..

The LCH is located in Barangay Bitano on a 3,000-square meter lot owned by the city government. Worth P120 million, it opened in 2018. (PNA)