Hospital Prof. Doutor Fernando Fonseca

Hospital Prof. Doutor Fernando fonseca




Prof. Doutor Fernando Fonseca Hospital (HFF), EPE, also known as Amadora-Sintra Hospital, is a health unit that combines the excellence of its professionals with the most modern medical practices.

HFF is one of the hospitals with one of the largest catchment areas in Portugal, serving around 600,000 inhabitants of the two municipalities of Amadora and Sintra.

The Hospital started its activities in June 1995 as a District Hospital, becoming, later, the first public hospital under private management in Europe.

The recognition of the Hospital's suitability for medical internship in various specialities occurred in 1997 and it has interns of specific training and general training every year.

It was the first Portuguese Hospital to obtain the King's Fund Health Quality Service accreditation in March 2002 and later, in 2005, the total re-accreditation, an unprecedented fact in the history of Portuguese hospitals.

In 2004, after the publication of legislation on the classification of hospitals, the HFF is recognized as a "University Teaching Hospital".