CC OO denounces that the Clínic hospital will even need to readjust some 30 million in bills | News from Catalonia | EUROtoday

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Large hospitals proceed to tighten their belts in Catalonia. Sources from the CC OO union report back to EL PAÍS that the Clínic hospital in Barcelona should undertake a restructuring of “approximately 30 million euros”, based on what leaders of the hospital middle have informed the union representatives, to adapt to the dearth of budgets and on the finish of covid funds. A hospital spokesperson admits that there’s a “context of containment”, though he doesn’t element the amount of the discount in spending. The Clínic readjustments are added to these of Vall d'Hebron, which this week knowledgeable its employees that it’s going to not renew greater than 200 non permanent employees to cut back a part of the 33 million euros that it should stability, as this newspaper reported.

As is the case in Vall d'Hebron, the unions level out that the ready lists can be “the most affected” within the face of the approaching slowdown interval. “To alleviate this deficit, the first thing will be to reduce the pace of surgical activity,” says Àlex Duque, union consultant of CC OO. “And the less activity, the less staff needed,” he continues. From the hospital they not directly level to the financial context and the insurance policies of the Department because the origin of the restructuring. “There is a context of containment due to the lack of budgets and a desire to rebalance resources in the system. We are working to see what it may represent in our case, but we do not have figures,” responds a spokesperson.

The division transferred to the principle hospitals in Barcelona the order to not rent non permanent professionals to ensure the “territorial equity” that it seeks. In this fashion, the group of counselor Manel Balcells understands, the identical bathrooms that discover the doorways closed in Vall d'Hebron or within the Clínic, can be utilized in minority services, historically with fewer employees because of the attraction capability of the big ones. hospitals of the Catalan capital. The Department considers that, after the reinforcement of personnel derived from covid, it’s time to redistribute human sources. The sector's concern, nonetheless, is that the lack of muscle in cutting-edge gadgets will result in a rise in ready lists, as they already assume in Vall d'Hebron. “We are totally against any cut in staff and you cannot save on professionals if you want to provide adequate quality care. They are the most essential thing,” denounces the Satse nurses union.

CC OO and Satse additionally denounce a lack of personnel on the Germans Trias hospital. “They told us that there will not be the same hiring as other years,” the nurses union specifies, whereas CC OO provides that the Health order is to “reduce the workforce to levels similar to those of 2018.” A spokesperson for the middle defends that the personnel integrated throughout the Comprehensive Emergency Plan in Catalonia (Piuc, the winter interval) are nonetheless lively after the winter stage.

Few sectors undergo extra from the dearth of budgets than public well being. And, in the course of the electoral pre-campaign, the events use financial readjustments as a weapon. The candidate of the commons in Catalonia, Jéssica Albiach, accused ERC on Friday of “hiding serious cuts” within the composition of the budgets as a result of, she assured, “they knew of the cut of 200 health professionals in Vall d'Hebron since March 6 and they did not consider a budget item” to keep away from it. “And they wanted us to vote in favor,” Barcelona en Comú satirically said on the social community. X.

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Laia Estrada, CUP candidate, additionally criticized the scenario within the largest hospital in Catalonia: “Public health cannot afford to cut staff and resources. The waiting lists are too exorbitant to allow them to grow any longer.” The chief of the anti-capitalists requested a “decree” to “inject” cash and implement the Third Agreement of the Catalan Health Institute (ICS), accepted on the finish of 2023, and whose salaries haven’t but been paid in an up to date method to the employees. . Health's concept is to pay the complete payroll this April, as EL PAÍS reported.

The confrontation was particularly bitter between deputies from Esquerra and Junts. Deputy Assumpció Laílla (Junts) accused Health of being “incapable of finding the money that she has committed” and of transferring “pressure to the centers”; and fellow deputy Jordi Albert (ERC) accused Puigdemont's occasion of being “populist” and “irresponsible” for not approving the budgets.

Health had assured file budgets of 12,132 million (3.6% greater than in 2023), however the blocking of the brand new accounts will drive the ministry to extend the deficit to adjust to the brand new wage agreements, value 800 million of euros; of which solely 217 have been assigned to 2024 funds objects.

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