The Hospital Dr Luis Ortega is situated on the Isla Margarita in Porlamar in the north east coastal region of Venezuela. The hospital is a moderately sized facility that is centrally located in the town and that has a twenty-four hour emergency department. Porlamar has a population of 85,000 so the hospital serves a dense catchment area.
The hospital has been operational for well over fifty years under different names and is administered by the Venezuelan Ministry of Health and Welfare and Institute of Social Security. In 2004 the hospital underwent a major refurbishment in a variety of departments; neonatology, obstetrics and gynecology, emergency pediatrics, the trauma centre, and the psychiatry department. Further renovations took place in 2007 for the hospital support services, including the hospital blood bank and laboratory. The paediatrics and surgical departments were also updated in this period.
|Hospital type||District General Hospital|
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