The Begoña Hospital as we know it now, was founded on its present site on March 10th, 1958. At that time, it was known as the Sanatorium of Our Lady of Begoña and only housed twenty in-patients. The nursing staff were made up of the local Carmelite nuns, and the whole medical and management team were led by Dr. D. Felipe Sánchez.
It was well-equipped with the technology of its time (such as X-rays and electric knives, as well as other surgical specialties) and was well received in the press for what was seen as its incredible modernity and the special advances in medicine made - particularly among the anaesthesia team.
In December 1987, the hospital was taken over by the IMQ group, a leading healthcare company from Asturias, who had already had a partnership with the hospital since July 1964, and since that time it has gone from strength to strength.
Today, you will find that the hospital is a noted private hospital in the area. It is well established and offers innovative care pathways. It is a centre of research, while simultaneously offering a high standard of care, designed to satisfy the needs and expectations of all patients and their families, through a high quality, safe and personalized service.
It is recognised that the Begoña Hospital plays an important role in the daily lives of the people of Gijon, and the hospital has grown and modernized at the same rate as the city. The hospital was modernised between 1992-1994, and a new outpatient area was opened on the first floor in 1999. In that same year a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance unit was installed along with a scanner, and in July 2010 a new Breast Pathology Unit was opened.
2013 saw many advances in the facilities available at the hospital. Most notably, an Oncology Unit, a Day Hospital area, operating rooms, an ICU, and a maternity area.
The hospital is currently equipped with 46 rooms and 6 ICU beds and provides modern, quality medicine and care management.
The aim of the hospital is to afford the people of Gijon and surrounds, high quality medical care along with an efficient and personalized service. All of the medical staff are highly qualified and have advanced technology at their disposal.
The provision of top-quality care at the hospital is based on excellent teamwork and supported by the latest technology. The staff are committed to continuous professional improvement, by incorporating new technology, medical practices along with new services and features. They wish you a speedy recovery and hope that you are more than satisfied with the care provided.
Upon arrival at the hospital, you should hand over the necessary documents to the appropriate member of staff. You should come equipped with your personal documents as well as health card and proof of entry clearance where appropriate.
Nursing staff will then explain the details of your stay and answer any questions you may have regarding schedules, visits, food or any other topic of concern.
At this stage, please let the staff know if you have any allergies or problems with drugs, food or other products. Also inform staff of any medication you have been prescribed and please do not to take any medication without the knowledge of staff.
Please do not bring money or valuables with you, as the hospital cannot be held liable for theft, loss or damage.
The food provided while you are staying in the hospital is part of your treatment and is provided under medical supervision. Do not consume food or drinks that are not provided by the hospital. Please inform staff if you have any food allergies or intolerances.
Patients may be accompanied by a visitor throughout the day as long as there is no medical reason against this. Long or frequent visits can be tiring for patients however, so bear this in mind. Hospital staff can advise further.
Noise should be kept to a minimum, even in the hallways, and it is not advised that children under 12 are permitted to visit.
In Room Entertainment
All rooms have television. Try to keep the volume down. Staff may ask that the use of mobile phones is limited.
Address and Contacts
Hospital Begoña de Gijón S.L
Av. Pablo Iglesias, 92,
33204 Gijón, Asturias
Tel: +34 985 36 77 11
How to Get There