Hospital Carlos III

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Hospital Carlos III
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Hospital Carlos III
Affiliated universityServicio Madrileño de Salud

The Hospital Carlos III is a public hospital in the city of Madrid. It belongs to the Servicio Madrileño de Salud, the health service of the Community of Madrid. It was crested in 1990 from the merger of three previous hospitals, and was established as a center of excellence in research and treatment of infectious diseases.

A 2013 restructuring led to the closure of some of its rooms and services related to infectious diseases and gave it the role of medium-stay hospital attached to the Hospital Universitario La Paz for referring patients to public hospitals in the Community of Madrid. The need to admit a number of patients affected by Ebola virus disease in 2014 led to the reopening of the infectious disease treatment area.[1][2]

Ebola virus disease cases[edit]

On 5 August 2014, the Brothers Hospitallers of St. John of God confirmed that Brother Miguel Pajares, who had been volunteering in Liberia, had become infected. He was evacuated to Spain on 6 August 2014, and subsequently died on 12 August.[3] On 21 September it was announced that Brother Manuel García Viejo, another Spanish citizen who was medical director at the San Juan de Dios Hospital in Lunsar, had been evacuated to Spain from Sierra Leone after being infected with the virus. His death was announced on 25 September.[4] Both of these cases were treated at the Hospital Carlos III.[5]

On October 6, 2014, Maria Teresa Romero Ramos a nursing assistant who worked at the Hospital Carlos III helping with the care of Manuel García Viejo, arrived at her local hospital, the Hospital Universitario Fundación Alcorcón in Alcorcón, where she was diagnosed with Ebola virus disease.[2] After diagnosis, she was later transferred back to the Hospital Carlos III for treatment.[2][6]


  1. ^ David Placer (2014-10-07). "El hospital Carlos III reabre con prisas las habitaciones que cerró el 2013 por recortes" (in Spanish). Economia Digital.
  2. ^ a b c Jim Yardley (14 October 2014). "Spain Exposes Holes in Plans to Treat Ebola". New York Times.
  3. ^ "Muere el religioso español Miguel Pajares a causa del ébola". RTVE. 12 August 2014. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  4. ^ "Ebola Outbreak: Spanish Missionary Manuel Garcia Viejo Dies of Deadly Virus in Madrid". International Business Times. 25 September 2014. Retrieved 25 September 2014.
  5. ^ "Una auxiliar de enfermería que atendió al misionero fallecido García Viejo, contagiada de ébola" (in Spanish). El Mundo. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
  6. ^ "La segunda enfermera ingresada da negativo en la prueba del virus" (in Spanish). El Confidencial. 2014-10-07.

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Coordinates: 40°28′31″N 3°41′45″W / 40.4752°N 3.6957°W / 40.4752; -3.6957