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A year since La Ribera reversal (Chapter 1)

5 abril, 2019 • By

In just one year we have seen that the most controversial decision of the Valencian Regional Government, the return to public management of La Ribera Healthcare Department, is not bearing the fruits anticipated by the major advocates of 100% public health.

The truth is that after 365 days, La Ribera Healthcare Department (Alzira) neither works the same nor better than before; rather the opposite holds true, it is in decline. 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.READ MORE

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Are the Audit Office reports worth the paper they are printed on?

6 marzo, 2019 • By


Yesterday, the newspaper Valencia Plaza published an in-depth interview with Vicent Cucarella, the President of the Audit Office. An interview that caught my attention and that I read with great interest because of the resounding statement the journalist chose as the title: “We have no objection to submitting ourselves to more checks, but not as a political ‘vendetta’”. Throughout the interview, Cucarella honestly reflects on transparency and accountability. The fact is that the reports, studies and analyses produced by the institution he presides ‘are worth the paper they are printed on’, despite some sectors insisting that they are unfounded, or perhaps they do not respond to their prejudices?



The original sin of the Alzira Model

10 enero, 2019 • By

With this post on my blog, I bid farewell to 2018, for many reasons an unforgettable year, both for me and for all the Ribera Salud team. It has been twelve months full of extraordinary news, not all good, but our team is not easily intimidated, and we look to the future; we know how to pull ourselves together and overcome setbacks, how to adapt to the circumstances of the moment and think of a brighter future. I am particularly proud of all the professionals who are part of the Ribera Salud family, since I have learnt a lot from them over the year. Without their efforts, dedication and passionate work, we would not have achieved the results that we obtained.READ MORE

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Today is a very special day: Torrevieja is 12 years old today

30 noviembre, 2018 • By

The Torrevieja Health Department has been giving the best of itself every day for the last 12 years. I am very proud of this determined spirit, which has helped it to overcome all barriers: thanks to the efforts and sterling work of all of the professionals at Torrevieja, we’ve come a long way. The continued commitment of our team has made the department an international landmark in healthcare. Indeed, Torrevieja forms part of the network of the world’s best hospitals, having achieved Joint Commission International accreditation.READ MORE