Due to a population growth at the northern region of the island, it became necessary to widen the range of sanitary services to be offered at the Hospital of North Tenerife. To hold these new services, a new building will be added to the existing sanitary complex, sharing its lobby, common facilities and human resources, in order to function physically and programmatically as a whole with the existing building. This also reduces to the lowest the environmental impact of the addition.
The new building is a four story-high. At ground level the following services are located: Obstetric-Neonatal area, including 12 rooms, 2 delivery rooms and 1 operating room; the Ambulatory Mayor Surgery unit, with 2 operating rooms, and the area of Blood Collection. On the first floor the Clinical Laboratory is located, directly connected with the blood collection area. On the second floor is the Day Care Hospital, with 8 treatment boxes and on the third floor the Sterilization unit, Pharmacy and Blood Bank are located. Access to all these areas is through the triple height lobby of the existing building.
Criteria guiding design has been maximum commodities and comfort for users, with wide and well lit areas and maximum efficiency for the staff, consequence of an exhaustive study of circulations among areas.