The Costa del Sol Hospital, a General Hospital with Maternity Department, on the main A-7 coast road 7km east of Marbella center, is one of the best-equipped hospitals in Spain. Inaugurated in December 1993, the hospital is run by an independent company on behalf of the Andalucian Health Authorities. There are often voluntary interpreters on hand to help British and other nationalities communicate with the medical staff. With at least 15% of patients being non-Spanish speakers, this is considered a necessity for the smooth running of the hospital. It has a large out-patients department (on the coast road side of the building) and a 24 hour accident and emergency department (on the mountain side of the building).
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