Hospital da Luz medical assistance to the Estoril Open praised

The medical assistance provided by Hospital da Luz to the Millennium Estoril Open tennis tournament, held between 25 April and 3 May at the Estoril Tennis Club, was highly praised by the clinical team from the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), the body that runs world circuit tournaments for tennis professionals.

The Hospital da Luz installed an on-site medical centre, dividing their assistance into two areas coordinated by a doctor: one was aimed at athletes, where physiotherapists and masseurs took care of the 28 players in the competition before and after the matches, while the other was for the general public, with the continuous presence of a nurse.

In total, in addition to the steady work of muscle recovery for the 28 players, the Hospital da Luz medical centre attended over a hundred people during the nine days of the tournament.

Clinical assistance to the Millennium Estoril Open was provided by 20 health professionals from the Hospital da Luz, including doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and masseurs.

In addition to the staff, the Medical Centre was equipped with medical devices such as an automated external defibrillator, electrocardiograph, portable ventilator and monitor/defibrillator.

There was additional support from two adapted ambulances to transport people to hospital, and ambulances and a medical vehicle offered by the emergency services (INEM).

The tournament, which counts towards the ATP World Tour circuit, was won by Frenchman Richard Gasquet in the singles category, and by Scott Lipsky and Treat Huey in the doubles.