Health centre battle won

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Health centre battle won
GRAN ALACANT: No reduction in primary care centre’s opening hours Photo credit: change.org v

GRAN ALACANT’S primary care health centre will remain open until 9pm throughout the summer.

Despite having its own municipal office, Gran Alacant belongs to Santa Pola whose town hall complained earlier this month about plans to close the centre at 3pm each day during the high season.

Cover was more important than ever when the floating population soars, municipal sources pointed out during negotiations with officials from  Elche General hospital’s Health district to which the Gran Alacant centre belongs.

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Their arguments were successful and the regional government department confirmed that the Gran Alacant centre will open between 8am and 9pm this summer.

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Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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