By Tara Rippin • 20 April 2021 • 17:59
CREDIT: Junta de Andalucia
Nerja Health Centre creates family nursing consultation rooms.
NERJA Health Centre has enhanced its healthcare facilities with the incorporation of two family nursing consultation rooms.
“This reinforcement has allowed a reorganisation of nursing care, offering, among other things, individualised care with previously established time frames,” said the Junta de Andalucia.
The new rooms at the health centre, which belongs to the East Health Area of Malaga-Axarquia, are aimed at improving the health care offered to local residents along with the working environment of staff.
An investment of €60,000 has enabled 135 sqm of space to be redesigned by reorganising the space and transferring the consultation of paediatrics to another area at the health centre.
Nursing coordinator, Francisco Sánchez, said: “This action, in addition to the consequent structural improvements, allows a functional reorganisation of nursing care, in the sense that, by promoting accessibility as an element of continuous improvement, it favours the nurse-patient relationship in the health centre.”
This personalisation of care allows each patient to be cared for by their reference doctor and nurse, as well as ensuring that all users are cared for by the family nurse, both at the centre and at home, he added.
According to the director of the Nerja Clinical Management Unit, Noelia Jiménez, “this closer relationship between nurse and patient in primary care strengthens and stimulates anticipation in solving problems and improving patient care, also promoting personalised agendas, since it allows individualised attention with previously established time slots”.
The Nerja Clinical Management Unit has 15 family doctors, three paediatricians, 14 nurses, one liaison nurse, three nursing care technicians, a dentist, a social worker, an administrative, six administrative assistants and a driver/guard.
More than eight years have passed since the agreement between the Junta de Andalucia and the town hall to build a new health centre was first signed.
And now Nerja Town Hall has modified the General Plan for Urban Development (PGOU) to allow the local health centre to go ahead.
The local authority has changed the approved use of the land where it is due to be built from ‘education’ to ‘health’ purposes in the local PGOU.
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