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.
It´s been a month since the Valencian government took over the management of La Ribera Health Department. After almost 20 years of private management, on 1st April, La Ribera began a new stage of direct public management. There are many conclusions to be made about the whole situation, which I will discuss in future blog entries.