Partnership between Hospital da Luz and SL Benfica Highlighted at BTV Channel

Pedro Patrício, director of operations from Hospital da Luz Lisboa, was interviewed in the TV show “Benfica Corporate Club”, recently broadcasted at BTV, the Sport Lisboa e Benfica television channel. In the interview, he drew a balance of five years of partnership with the club, starting by stressing the satisfaction of both parties concerning the joint work developed so far, in the following-up of its about 4.500 athletes. In these five years of partnership as official medical services provider, Hospital da Luz performed “150 thousand exams (especially imaging, cardiology and clinical analyses), about 2.000 speciality consultations and 250 surgeries, which confirm the dimension of this partnership”, stated Pedro Patrício.

Besides the great responsibility, added this Hospital da Luz Lisboa director, the association to the “reds” is also a motive of great pride, for the extraordinary performance of the clinical and managerial teams near athletes, which was distinguished with the award Galardão Cosme Damião as Partner of the Year, at Gala SL Benfica 2017. The success of this partnership, according to Pedro Patrício, lays on the organization of the medical and managerial departments from SL Benfica and Hospital da Luz, but mostly on the professionals from both entities, who make the difference with their dedication, willingness and high professionalism.

The season 2018/2019 brought a considerable increase in care assistance activities, as the club launched six new teams (female football U-17, U-19 and seniors, male football U-23, and female handball and volleyball) – a new challenge, which entails more effort in response capacity, but which Pedro Patrício considers easy to surmount, thanks to the alignment between parties and the high motivation of Hospital da Luz professionals.

A great news he revealed in the interview was the extension to the other units of Hospital da Luz network all over the country, of the exclusive conditions in health services for SL Benfica associates – advantages that can be accessed via the club site (, in the area Red Power, where it is possible to clarify doubts or schedule appointments by direct line (Hospital da Luz: 214 104 545).

Hospital da Luz Lisboa expansion – doubling its actual capacity (up to 400 beds) and the latest diagnosis and treatment technology – was another topic approached by Pedro Patrício.

And within a year, he reminded, Hospital da Luz Lisboa, in cooperation with the Centre of Education, Research and Innovation, will reinforce its vocation as research, higher education and advanced medical training hospital.

Watch the interview at BTV

Benfica Corporate Club – 1st part

Benfica Corporate Club – 2nd part

Benfica Corporate Club – 3rd parte