The gynecology and obstetrics emergency department at Braga Hospital, as well as the delivery room, will be closed on Saturday and Sunday due to difficulties in completing the necessary work schedules, it was announced today.
In a statement, the hospital adds that on Friday those services will already be “conditioned” from 08:00.
The reopening is scheduled for 08:00 on Monday.
“During the periods of restriction, the delivery room will be in operation for patients and parturients who are admitted to Braga Hospital,” the statement added.
The hospital advises that, in cases of emergency, pregnant women and women giving birth in the region should go to the hospitals in Guimarães, Vila Nova de Famalicão or Viana do Castelo.
Alternatively, they should contact the SNS 24 line – 808242424.
“The board of directors of Braga Hospital is committed to providing excellent health care and is constantly trying to put together the necessary conditions to guarantee permanent access to the Gynecology and Obstetrics Emergency Service, minimizing the possible impact on pregnant patients in the region,” the statement said.