The Observation area of Emergencies of the University Hospital of Torrevieja, with more than thirty beds, it was complete this Thursday and 23 of his patients were waiting to be admitted in the hospital ward, some of them for more than 30 hours. The situation of saturation It persists despite the fact that the management of the health center finally opened the East sector of rooms on the second floor of the health center last weekend. An area that is used to attend care peaks. In total it has enabled 15 more rooms. The Medical Union He told INFORMACIÓN yesterday that the saturation situation that occurred over the weekend, after three holidays with many payroll specialists, continues throughout the week despite the measures implemented by the management. “It is not just a matter of material resources -beds and emergency supervision control- and of reinforcement personnel with nurses and assistants. It is also a lack of foresight because there is a lack of specialists who must decide, for example, for trauma or pediatric patients. If the center has only two trauma surgeons on duty, as has happened in the last few hours, and many emergencies in which a surgical intervention must be decided, delays are starting to be significant. The same happens with cases of other specialties. “It was not only necessary to reinforce internists or in the emergency room, it was also necessary to replace the holidays of the specialties and it has not been done,” they remarked from the union.
The same sources indicated that the vacation booster plan It was presented by the concessionaire in May and the reinforcement of pediatrics, traumatology, surgery or internal medicine was not contemplated at that time. If this situation arises in a “place like Torrevieja, which multiplies the population, that is not a plan, it is an anticipated disaster.”
The Medical Union asks the management of the Hospital and the health area not to hide itself from the incidence of the pandemic or the health reversal when it comes to justifying their failure to act to reinforce the emergency room door and other services. The number of patients admitted to the plant por covid is from six patients, none of them in ICU. A figure that is very far from the occupancy peaks of the third wave, at which time the Hospital had to unfold rooms and had more than one hundred covid patients, 20 of them in ICU. The union understands that the situation of the hospital management is not easy when it comes to hiring, but the reversal, which is scheduled for October 15, only prevents them from entering into indefinite contracts and can hire temporary reinforcements during the summer and until October .
300 daily services with national tourists
The Torrevieja University Hospital is receiving emergencies in the summer period at the level of the summer of 2019. Around 300 daily –around 50 remain in Observation or go to plant. This level of activity occurs despite the fact that the number of displaced by foreign tourism remains very modest. But the national has reached the Vega Baja en masse.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.