Torrevieja (Alicante) supporters of public health system demand hospital manager’s resignation

TORREVIEJA HOSPITAL: Supporters of public health system call for manager’s resignation Photo credit: CCOO Sanidad

A GROUP which firmly supports the state health system, called for the resignation of Torrevieja hospital’s manager Dr Pilar Santos.

The 100×100 Public Health Platform stressed in a public communique that the collective “very much appreciated” the steps that the regional government had taken to deprivatise the outsourced hospital in October 2021.

“People’s health should never depend on their credit card limit,” the statement said, while comparing the reversion to the public system to crossing a minefield.

“But that does not prevent us from recognising that there have been obvious management problems,” the Platform said. “As we made clear in an interview with the head of the regional Health department some months back, this has adversely affected results and overshadowed advances made.”

Consolidating the deprivatisation and optimising resources required good management which, the statement maintained, was lacking in Torrevieja’s Health district.

In the opinion of the Platform – a group of local residents’ associations, users of the health system and unions amongst others – the hospital needed to address the hospital’s underlying problems by changing the management.

 

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Linda Hall

Originally from the UK, Linda is based in Valenca and is a reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering local news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]

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