‘Wake up call’ protest against health cuts

LAST UPDATED: 3 Jul, 2012 @ 16:09
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‘Wake up call’ protest against health cuts

DOCTORS and nurses in Andalucia launched a 24-hour shut down to protest over cuts to health care.

Medical staff from across the region simultaneously closed the doors to 14 hospitals in order to give the government a ‘wake up call’.

“We need to call the government’s attention to the irreversible damage this will have on the health service,” said Francisco Munoz, the secretary general of the nursing syndicate Satse-Andalucia.

It comes after doctors in Malaga warned the Junta that the proposed cuts could put patients’ health at risk and cause an increase in incorrect diagnoses and treatment.

The cutbacks will see a heavier workload for staff as well as targets reducing lab tests by 10 per cent and MRIs by five per cent.

Unions and consumer and patient associations have now teamed up to offer a 21-point plan of alternatives to the cuts issued by the Junta.

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  1. My husband to a heart attack in December in Ronda hospital he was transferred that night to clinics Malaga ,but due to him having an aspirin allergy he was told he would require a heart bypass he was informed they would call him back within a month.
    He then recieved a letter from Clinica Malaga that he get an operation within 6mths. We are now into 7 month we have heard nothing.
    Our local G.P. made an appointment to see a cardioglogist in Ronda which he seen on May the 8th and when we saw him he annoyed he had no notes from Malaga we gave him everything that we had.
    He then phoned Malaga hospital to enquire a date for the operation the answer was we are very busy with operations he told me that they were playing Russian roulette with his life it appears the cut backs are indangering life’s

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