A Hospital with almost 350 years.
On the 4th of August, 1671 the first stone of what would become the Hospital da Ordem Terceira was laid by its founder, Friar Domingos da Cruz.
The hospital, which initially consisted of three infirmaries, started to operate in 1672, and was officially inaugurated on the 4th of August, 1673. It suffered through a fire in 1741, and the 1755 earthquake. The Hospital’s reconstruction works were only concluded in 1779, from what can be inferred by the Latin inscription above the Hospital’s main entrance.
The institution’s secular building, located in the heart of the city, maintains the Fraternity’s core values, ever since its foundation. Due to its unique history, it is an exemplary case in Portuguese healthcare.
HOTC offers a professional hospital service with a Clinical Body of excellence in several clinical and surgical specialties.
A deep knowledge and investigation in healthcare coupled with 21st century technology are at the patients’ service for appointments, surgeries, and supplemental diagnostic tests.
Patients are what matters to us. Our commitment is to provide you with a humanised and close care during your stay in the hospital.