The Candelaria University Hospital, a centre affiliated to the Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands, is ranked 50th in Newsweek World’s Best Hospital 2023 in Spain.
For the last five years, this magazine has been rating more than 2,300 health centres in 28 countries around the world. The hospital complex is ranked as the best public centre in the Canary Islands, with a score of 70.52.
The Candelaria Hospital offers specialised healthcare to the population of the metropolitan area and the south of the island of Tenerife, and is a reference for the islands of El Hierro and La Gomera in the entire hospital complex and its dependent centres, such as the Ofra Hospital, the Rumeu Specialised Care Centre (CAE), the Hospital del Sur and the different mental health units.
The Hospital is a reference centre for liver transplants, not only at regional but also at national level. It also has services whose work has been recognised by the medical community, such as Palliative Care, Cardiology, Pneumology and Paediatrics.
Last year 2022, the Hospital performed 19,036 surgical interventions, 15,303 of which were scheduled. It also attended 177,185 emergencies over the 12 months and 650,840 consultations, including first and subsequent ones.
The hospital complex has also developed different lines of action in search of excellence in patient care and attention, which has enabled it to obtain, among other awards, the prize for the humanisation of the breastfeeding process, accreditation in electrophysiology by the Spanish Society of Cardiology or recognition in the management of Covid-19 data during the pandemic at the II Ibero-American Virtual Conference on Covid-19 and Public Health.
Newsweek uses a specific methodology to score the centres, based on four points: the recommendations of professionals in the sector, through an international online survey of more than 80,000 healthcare professionals worldwide; the experience of patients and users served by the centre, with surveys to measure their satisfaction; hospital quality indicators, with aspects such as the quality of treatment and hygiene measures; and the new incorporation of PROMs measures, through an online survey on the implementation and use of PROMs in hospitals.