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Hospital Particular Alvor


Medical Emergency

Hospital Particular Gambelas

Over 1H30

Medical Emergency

Day Care Hospital

The Grupo HPA Saúde Day Care Hospital comprises three Oncology Units: one at the Alvor Hospital (Portimão), Gambelas Hospital (Faro) and at the HPM (Funchal, Madeira).  Together offer 8 treatment units (7 seated patients and one private room). The service focuses on the follow-up and clinical treatment of patients with oncology disease as well as supportive care (pain / palliative).

Our multidisciplinary team of Physicians, Nurses, Nutritionists, Psychologists and Specialist Pain Control Consultants, all have extensive experience in Oncology and Pain Control, acquired  over the years  in clinical practice.

These professionals rely on the support of all other services and medical specialties available at the Hospital, such as General Practice, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy, among many others.

All types of cancer treatment are possible, depending on the patient’s pathology.

The Day Care Hospital works on the symptomatic control of the disease and its complications. It is centered on the patient and family, integrating both in the treatment process, ensuring humane care, in the comfort and dignity of both the patient and the family.

Oral medication is also offered (Cytostatics, analgesics and others), part of our duty being the care, surveillance and education of the patient and family as well as proving support in case of complications.

The nursing staffs of the Day Care Hospital accompanies patients to other departments within the hospital and facilitate communication with outside entities such as Radiotherapy Center and Cancer Associations.

We are always available to assist the cancer patient whenever necessary!

All Day Care Hospital patients that present complications related to the treatment or to the disease, can receive assistance at the Emergency Department of the hospital for a rapid response to the problem.

The Day Care Hospital is responsible for registering patients in the National Register of oncology patients where the sharing of information is an added value and ensures continuity of treatment on a national level. 


The treatments most carried out in this Unit are:

  • Oral, Intravenous, Intravesical Chemotherapy;
  • Targeted Therapeutics;
  • Oral, Intramuscular or Subcutaneous Hormone Therapy;
  • Immunotherapy;
  • Treatment with Monoclonal Antibodies, on their own or in combination with Chemotherapy;
  • Blood Transfusions;
  • Hemapheresis;
  • Pleural Drainage;
  • Paracenteses;
  • Blood Collection