Personnel from all sectors working in emergencies the Insular-Mother-Child University Hospital Complex of Gran Canariahave gathered today at the doors of the Service to denounce "the current situation of overflow and collapse” that they currently live, and that, they assure, is not caused by the health crisis of SARS-COV 2 exclusively.
During the protestrepresentatives of the different professional sectors read a manifest to point out the situation of CHUIMI derived from a structural deficit of beds for hospitalization for a long time and the increasing demand by society. “To this deficit of beds in the hospital is added the deficit of places in social health centers in a context of an aging population. This gap is getting deeper and the solution to our collapse requires short, medium and long-term solutions not only from our Management, but also from other institutions involved and participating in the situation”.
In the letter they add that, in order to solve those organizational aspects that do depend on the CHUIMI Management, they demand the creation of a Permanent Commission with representation from the unions represented to address a series of aspects "that cannot be delayed any longer".
Insular Emergency workers demand the creation of a Permanent Commission with representation of the unions represented
In this sense, they request the collaboration of all the levels that make up the Hospital Complex, from management, directorates, subdirectorates and the supervisors of each floor and/or Service, to all CHUIMI professionals, whatever their category, to the external companies, unions, professional associations of Medicine and Nursing. “We are all necessary to be able to maintain that quality of care that we do not renounce. Together we are stronger and together we can more easily overcome this situation. We also need them to keep our spirits high, that spirit that has not infrequently come down on us”.
Professionals from the Emergency Service offer to collaborate with hospital leaders. “Out of institutional loyalty and a sense of responsibility, they are our interlocutors. There will be time to ask for responsibilities. At the moment we have them, but we ask that they count on us, see us as part of a solution and work together on aspects of circuit management, contingency plans and protocols that clearly need to be improved”.
"There is a serious mismatch between supply and real needs at the current time and it will only get worse year after year," they point out in a manifesto.
To the political leaders, they ask them "to be up to the situation" so that they contribute to solving the gap between the offer and the care needs. “Our society has been changing and presents us with new challenges and other demands that need answers. There is a serious mismatch between supply and actual needs at the current time and it will only get worse year on year."
They cite as part of the challenges to be solved, the effective application of the Dependency Law, the improvement of Primary Care, the increase in the number of hospital beds and in nursing homes, and the greater supervision of private residences for the elderly are part of the challenges we mentioned. “Park the political struggle between all the parties and work with an open mind for the society that has put you in office. Be responsible."