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Futurs, the innovation lab by Ribera Salud

1 agosto, 2019 • By

They say perfection doesn’t exist. Perhaps. But our obligation at Ribera Salud is to always seek excellence in our patient care and to be ambitious. It’s a real challenge, I know. But right now we avail of a tool that we didn’t have before: technology. That’s Futurs: the revolution of health technology at the service of our citizens.READ MORE

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Boom! Alzira’s problems explode

17 julio, 2019 • By

I didn’t think that I would be devoting any more lines in this blog to the Ribera Health Department, the past is in the past. But the Works Council press conference last Tuesday brought a feeling of déjà vu. Listening to them speak, the language they used, the deplorable state of the centre and the dire consequences of the reversal for professionals, was like returning to the start of 2018. That moment when a comprehensive audit, entrusted to an independent organisation, warned of exactly the same problems that the trade unions were reporting last week. A report which was, without doubt, sent to that very council, the Health Department and the same president of the Generalitat but… which fell on deaf ears.READ MORE


I want a country of ‘Amancios Ortegas’

23 mayo, 2019 • By

The strategies and ways of those who manage Spanish social politics and healthcare have hardly changed in the last few decades but our society certainly has. And when a structure that is already quite rigid is put under pressure, it can break. With 30 years of experience in health management, I still continue to be surprised by the superficial nature of many politicians when addressing complex issues such as health, the future of our pensions or education. As time passes, we believe we have seen and heard it all, even the most absurd perspectives such as that of the recent one of a political group with regards to the donations of the owner of Inditex, Amancio Ortega. This is an argument that, from my point of view, has completely crossed the line and will be difficult to move past (although, I can´t say with complete certainty).READ MORE

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A year since La Ribera reversal (Chapter 3)

25 abril, 2019 • By

The Health Department of La Ribera (Alzira) began to be publicly managed on 1 April 2018, following the reversal. A year has since passed. In my opinion, more than enough time to draw conclusions about its performance for citizens and professionals alike. Valuations that, as you may have read in my previous two blog entries, are fairly deplorable. However, the champions of this improvised and uncoordinated plan continue to ‘flog’ it as a great (ideological) success, not as a great (management) success, and you don’t have to wade through too many newspapers to see how the Dénia Hospital has also joined the fray. It never rains but it pours.READ MORE


A year since La Ribera reversal (Chapter 2)

10 abril, 2019 • By

“I am very sorry for all those who predicted that Alzira would be a victim of its own success once it rid itself of private management”. Thus began the first part of my blog devoted to the reversal of La Ribera Healthcare Department (Alzira). Today, I press on with the need to publish, analyse and compare the results in health, healthcare and waiting lists in order to generate public information that is accessible to the entire population and to help -with new focal points- towards sustainability and improved quality of healthcare for those living in the Valencia region. Chapter 2 begins.READ MORE