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The hospital in geriatric care Rosell boost with a new unit (30/09/2013)

The health area II-Cartagena reorganizes Emergency care at three levels in St. Lucia University General Hospital

The manager Murcia Health Service explains that the decision "is supported by the activity of care" and ensures that it will keep operating the two hospitals in Cartagena

Murcia Health Service (SMS), under the Ministry of Health and Social Policy, as a result of data from ongoing capacity assessment and service activity, make some changes in the health services of the Department of Health II -Cartagena.

Thus, the Santa María del Rosell Hospital will host a new patient care unit multimorbidity and provide comprehensive assistance.

Throughout October, the Health Area Rosell boost with the creation of this new service, configured for internal medicine physicians, nurses and therapists, as rehabilitation service available.

Also, will have a novel query, called 'Caring for the Caregiver', which will be provided counseling and health education to people with family or patients with multiple charge for their care and home care.

SMS Managing Director, Jose Antonio Alarcon, accompanied by the manager of the Health Area II-Cartagena, Jaime Guirao, offered details about the changes that will occur to improve the efficiency and sustainability of the system and enhance the health assistance in the Rosell.

The new welfare that are introduced in the Health Area II-affecting municipalities Cartagena Cartagena, Fuente Alamo, Mazarron and La Union and the four municipalities of the Area VIII-Mar Menor, which are within the radius of influence of St. Lucia, a reference center for these two areas with a population of 370,000 inhabitants.

Alarcon said that "these changes are backed by healthcare data," and reiterated that "will remain operational the two hospitals in the Health Area II"

The Health Area II has two ER doors, according to the managing director said, "are very close and also the consolidation of the Emergency Department of St. Lucia advised the transfer of serious or very serious patients to this center for their allocation of resources. "

At present, the data show that the emergency door of Saint Lucia serves about 215 people a day, compared to 80 or 90, mostly with mild diseases, who come daily to Rosell.

In this sense, Alarcon stressed that the human and material resources of St. Lucia, along with the troops arrive Rosell, train to St. Lucia to provide a service "optimal" to emergencies Health Area II.

In addition, the ED of the Centers for Primary Health Care as known as 'Parcheesi', will continue to assist and "could help address the rest of the AP emergency, which are being addressed at this time in the Rosell. "

The manager said that "the aim is to optimize and responsible management of the available means."

Therefore, he added, "we modify the use of the assistance offered in Rosell and opted to enhance and strengthen health and social care and Consultation Day".


The St. Lucia University General Hospital performed the activity of Radiology and Analytical urgent that was made in the Rosell and assume the transfer of Psychiatry, enabling a new inpatient unit adapted to these patients.

The emergency door Lucia reorganize its circuits to centralize the service in the Health Area II and to this end, will launch the Manchester scoring system, which is already used by more than 60 percent of hospitals in Spain and in six health areas of the Region.

SMS Managing Director said that "the purpose of this evaluation system is to expedite the triage of patients and their care, according to different levels of severity, which will be carried out by the nursing staff."

For his part, Rosell perform outpatient surgical activity, with its 10 operating theaters, all agendas of Radiology, with activities scheduled morning and afternoon, and continue the outpatient of all specialties as before.

Also, still working in the hospital's rehabilitation services Rosell, Allergy and Dermatology and administrative level, the registration point for citizens.


The Emergency Department of the Hospital Santa María del Rosell, according to the managing director of SMS, its activity has declined more than 60 percent in 2012, the year in which they were operating both hospitals.

So, in January 2011 Rosell attended the emergency 7,714, compared to 3,573 in December of that same year.

Alarcon concluded that "St. Lucia was conceived as a specialized high quality reference for your area."

However, Rosell insisted that remain open, with activity, supporting the development of St. Lucia and consolidating, as University Hospital and at the forefront of healthcare.

Source: CARM

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