Value for Society

COVID shine a light on our heroes

The pandemic has marked the lives of everyone, but even more so the lives of those who work in hospitals. Our employees are part of the frontline workers fighting coronavirus globally and particularly in Madrid (Spain), one of the worse outbreaks of this global pandemic.

Sacyr Concesiones

Right from the get-go the priority at our hospitals was to make ourselves available to the health care authorities, so that they could respond to any need they may have as quickly as possible. Doctors, nurses, ambulance crews, cleaners… “everyone did their best to help and collaborate with the work that was being done at the hospital” said Marta Lozano, Manager of Hospital del Henares. 

Our experience shows that creating synergies between the teams is key to developing an effective action plan. The coordination of Sacyr divisions has been crucial to expedite our efficient response to the Covid-19 challenges. Our teams worked together to adapt and expand healthcare attention into additional spaces. Creativity, innovation and effectiveness guided our work in this emergency. For example, we tripled and quadrupled the number of beds available in the Intensive Care Units (ICUs) and the Emergency Rooms (ER) respectively, as well as we redefined the use of the waiting room by exchanging rows of seats for rehab beds and setting up oxygen tanks. 

Violeta Paniagua, Manager of Hospital Infanta Cristina, believes that the experience during the Covid-19 crisis has been a major professional challenge: “We prepared 1,600 square meters for healthcare uses in a record time. Initially, this area was conceived for future expansions and even these spaces weren’t ready for use in that moment, we managed all our efforts to have them ready to host hundreds of patients in just ten days”. Paniagua also emphasized the fact that they set up an additional ER in what used to be the rehabilitation area and that an additional 16 emergency care positions were created. 

If there’s something we’ve learned from the pandemic is that there’s an abundance of humanity and kindness in our team. We are truly thankful to every worker at every level at the hospital, and immensely proud of their performance under such stressful circumstances. Sigrid de la Cruz, Manager of the Cafestore at Infanta Cristina Hospital, a Sacyr company that provides catering services, highlighted “the importance of coming together and working in perfect harmony to do such a great job”. Our innovation department was a clear example of this, who was able to take advantage of their international experience to help the hospitals find supplies they needed but couldn’t get in Spain. Strong cooperation has been demonstrated between all departments, in particular when advising our colleagues in Latin American countries. More than ever, collaborative knowledge has been remarkable: we shared lessons learned we have applied in the worst peak of the pandemic in Europe so they could be prepared in advance and react sooner and more efficiently, possibly saving hundreds of lives. 

We care about all our employees, and after seeing the way they acted during the pandemic, we are proud to say we have an excellent team of heroes who are working day in and day out to stop the pandemic at both Hospital del Henares and Hospital Infanta Cristina.



For healthcare purposes in record time

We use our own and third party cookies for analytical purposes. Click on HERE for more information. You can accept all cookies by clicking the "Accept" button or set them up or refuse their use by clicking .

Cookie declaration

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be disabled in our systems. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Name Provider Purpose Expiration Type
LFR_Sesión_STATE_* Liferay Manage your session as a registered user Session HTTP
GUEST_LANGUAGE_ID Liferay Determines the language with which it accesses, to show the same in the next session 1 year HTTP
ANONYMOUS_USER_ID Liferay Manage your session as an unregistered user 1 year HTTP
COOKIE_SUPPORT Liferay Identifies that the use of cookies is necessary for the operation of the portal 1 year HTTP
JSesiónID Liferay Manages login and indicates you are using the site Session HTTP
SACYRGDPR Sacyr Used to manage the cookie policy Session HTTP

These cookies allow us to count visits and sources of circulation in order to measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us know which pages are the most or least popular, and see how many people visit the site. All information collected by these cookies is aggregated and therefore anonymous.

Name Provider Purpose Expiration Type
_gat Google It is used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites Session HTTP
_gid Google It is used to store and update a unique value for each page visited Session HTTP
_ga Google This is used for statistical and analytical purposes for increasing performance of our Services Session HTTP