Hospital da Luz Oeiras Provides Medical Assistance to Corrida do Tejo

Hospital da Luz Oeiras will coordinate and provide medical assistance to Corrida do Tejo, a running event taking place next Sunday, September 24.

The course, along Avenida Marginal (N6), in a total distance of 10 km, will start in Algés at 10:00 a.m. near the train station, and will end near Praia da Torre (after Carcavelos roundabout, near Forte de São Julião da Barra).

As official medical assistance partner, this is the first time that Hospital da Luz Oeiras will join this event organized by Oeiras City Council, already in its 37th edition.

The race is already a tradition among the Lisbon region population, both for race enthusiasts and professional athletes. Among the 8500 athletes enrolled, we highlight the participation of about 100 collaborators of Luz Saúde group, namely from central services and from Hospital da Luz units in Lisbon, Oeiras and Setúbal.

A medical centre near the finish line

Medical assistance to the event will be ensured by a medical centre installed by Hospital da Luz Oeiras near the finish line, equipped with technical and human means ready to provide assistance to athletes along the race.

Besides the medical and nursing team, assistance will be ensured by ten firefighters, eight ambulances along the race way and two four-wheels for quick intervention.

It is worth mentioning, that Hospital da Luz Oeiras has just opened, near Parque dos Poetas, a new area of healthcare, in a building made from scratch which allowed to enlarge the space for consultations, exams, surgeries and inpatient care.