Hospital El Toyo

Hospital El Toyo

Hospital El Toyo

Our nearest hospital is at El Toyo, situated on the coast between the Faro de Cabo de Gata and Almeria off the western edge of the Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata. This is where I took Margaret when she fractured her arm four weeks ago and where she has to go for her check-ups regarding this.
Cacti against a red wall

Cacti against a red wall

While she was waiting today for her appointment, I strolled around the hospital grounds to take some photos.
Banks of succulents

Banks of succulents

The modern architecture of this new building is complemented by the surrounding gardens which are planted with cacti, palms and succulents.

El Toyo

El Toyo

The combination of the flora, architecture, design of the gardens and Mediterranean colours is very cheerful and uplifting.
Palms and chippings

Palms and chippings

Hospitals should not be gloomy and El Toyo certainly is not.

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About Margaret Merry

I grew up in Falmouth, Cornwall, England where, after leaving Falmouth High School, I spent a year at Falmouth School of Art. Then followed three years at Hornsey College of Art in London where I obtained a Diploma in Art and Design. I then spent a post-graduate year at the West of England College of Art in Bristol where I gained an Art Teacher?s Diploma and a Certificate in Education of the University of Bristol. I lived and worked in Truro for over 30 years and became one of Cornwall's most popular artists. My paintings have been exhibited in New York, Tokyo, Paris and London and have been bought by collectors from all over the world. I have published 4 books which became local bestsellers - 'The Natural History of a Westcountry City', 'Margaret Merry's Cornish Garden Sketchbook', 'Sea & Sail' and 'Tidal Reaches'. In 2002 I moved to Spain and now live in the little coastal village of Las Negras in the heart of the Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata. I now get my inspiration from the dramatic scenery of Andalucia and its old cities, towns and villages which I usually capture in watercolour. I also enjoy figurative art, particularly nudes and dancers. For these paintings I use artists' soft pastels. I have written and illustrated 3 children's books - The Wise Old Boar, The Lonely Digger and The Adventure of Princess The Pony - which have been published in the USA.
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2 Responses to Hospital El Toyo

  1. Pingback: Hospital Cactus | Colours of Spain

  2. Many Thanks for your beautiful photos and kind words about our Hospital.
    I am a Doctor who works at Hospital El Toyo, E and A Dept. and it´s really nice for me to know that patients are satisfied, not only with our work but also with the surroundings.
    Thanks again an I hope Margaret`s arm is OK.

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