JUNE 2021 – We are in 2021 and APHP is celebrating a remarkable milestone: 50 years of representing the private hospital sector in Portugal. What a journey it has been! Year after year, private hospitals have been fulfilling their role and making the investments that have led to clinical excellence, greater national coverage and today we constitute an increasingly respected sector.
COVID-19. The past year brought unthinkable challenges and limitations to the planned care activity. Generally speaking, the world was brought to a halt by the pandemic waves.
From the outset, Portuguese private hospitals were willing to participate in the national fight against COVID-19 and although there are many examples of effective collaboration, the activation of the entire health system was penalized by planning solely centred on the public health service.