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Hospital operation and consultation waiting times fall in Spain but pandemic impact continues

THE average waiting time for a public hospital operation in Spain is 113 days according to latest figures from the Ministry of Health. Their twice-yearly...

Hospital ICU Covid-19 cases in Spain hit lowest point since early days of pandemic

INTENSIVE care hospital admissions for Covid-19 have fallen to their lowest number since the Ministry of Health started publishing figures. 241 ICU cases were reported...

Scorching temperatures in Spain claims 43 lives in first two days of heatwave

THE ongoing blistering heatwave in Spain—with mercury rising above 45ºC in some areas—has already claimed 43 lives. The Carlos III Health Institute, which reports to...

Second booster jab to be rolled out for over 60s in Spain

A Second covid booster has been approved for the over 60s and health workers in Spain. The fourth jab received approval from the Spanish Minister...

Heatwave: 10 essential tips from Spain’s Ministry of Health

IN the face of the current heatwave, the Spanish Government has activated a prevention plan with essential tips on how best to get through...

Spain approves monkeypox vaccines plus Covid-19 booster shots for elderly and vulnerable people

SPAIN'S Ministry of Health has approved a vaccination against monkeypox to be used in a very small number of cases where people have had...

Spain’s hospital operation waiting lists are longest in 18 years

SPAIN'S operation waiting lists in public hospitals have reached their highest level since 2003. Health Ministry figures going up to the end of 2021 show...

Is this the end for Spain’s traditional ‘Menu Del Dia’?

SPAIN'S Ministry of Health has rubbished claims that bars and restaurants will be forced to exclude alcoholic drinks from their traditional 'Menu del Dia'. The...

Doctors worry over ending indoor mask wearing too soon as Covid-19 cases rise in Spain

AN end to compulsory indoor mask-wearing may not happen yet in Spain as Covid-19 infections start to rise again. Despite optimism from Prime Minister, Pedro...

Doctors win latest compensation fight over poor COVID-19 protection in Spain’s Valencia

A Valencia court has awarded 107 doctors at least €4,500 in compensation each for inadequate work protection during the early phase of the COVID...

Spain and Italy, only European countries to maintain outdoor face mask rule 

SPAIN will be one of the last European countries to eliminate the mandatory outdoor face mask rule. On Tuesday night, February 1, the Spanish Parliament...

Fears over cosmetic surgeon fleeing Spain after patient dies of horrific liposculpture injuries in Murcia hospital

A lawyer acting for the family of a Murcia woman, who died at the weekend, is trying to stop her cosmetic surgeon from fleeing...

Andalucia calls on Spain’s government to make face masks compulsory outdoors again in bid to halt surge of new...

DUE to the significant increase in COVID-19 infections in Spain, the Junta has asked the Ministry of Health to reintroduce the mandatory use of...

Spain names the country that’s importing the biggest number of COVID-19 cases

SPAIN has named Romanian arrivals as bringing in the highest number of detected COVID-19 cases in the last month. Not far behind is the United...

Spain discontinues use of AstraZeneca vaccine over fears of thrombosis

ALTHOUGH Spain has only vaccinated just over half the population, it will be giving away any remaining Oxford vaccines to Latin America. The decision comes...

CURFEW CALL as health experts also demand nightclub closures to stem rising COVID-19 cases in Spain

A report from national Ministry of Health officials is proposing the return of a 'night curfew'. That's in addition to the 'urgent' closure of all...

How to properly disinfect reusable hygiene masks amid COVID-19 resurgence in Spain

In the case of reusable masks, these are made with fabrics -authorised by the Spanish Ministry of Health- wearing it is only half the battle, you also have to wash it.

Spain’s Ministry of Health to decide whether Granada and Malaga move to Phase 1 by Friday

The decision will be taken this Friday, as reported by the Minister of Health, Salvador Illa.

Children’s SPF 50+ sun cream revealed as ONLY factor 15 but Spain’s Ministry of Health says it’s ‘not a...

It comes after the OCU conducted a comparative study of 17 different SPF 50+ children’s sun creams in May

Costa del Sol beach SHUT DOWN after bacteria found in water pump

It comes just a week after Playa de Fuentebravia in Cadiz was also closed to the public by the Ministry of Health

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