The National Assembly of Hospitals and Public Health ended last Friday, March 10, with a lot of homework, homework in the form of challenges for citizens, directors and administrators of the SNS. Jesús Sanz Villorejo, president of the National Association of Directors of Nurses (ANDE), presided over the management of the institutional boards in which they wanted to declare their good intentions, objectives and commitment to correct the health system.
Catalina García Carrasco, Minister of Health and Consumer Affairs of the Basque Country; Jesús Fernández Sanz, Minister of Health of Castilla-La Mancha, and Blas Gabriel Trujillo Oramas, Minister of Health of the Canary Islands, were the protagonists of the plenary session, the last one, in which Catalina García began to say “The. challenge is to have an efficient system that generates health and responds. Only – we must focus on the issues rather than the issues.”
A symphony in the hall of the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium hosted a table in which all participants appeared to have a lot of work to do. The Spanish Health Service, it is the best, has already been demonstrated in the pandemic, but we must go further, as highlighted by Blas Trujillo, who shows the importance of seeking perfection: “The protection of people is the health; what we are working for, therefore, we must be more meticulous in the search for excellence”.
I am concerned as an example
A change of model, promoting greater participation of professionals and patients in management, was the premise that surrounded the entire meeting. “It’s a traditional model, giving prominence to the patient and encouraging their participation. The prevention begins by itself to bring us to the public, Trujillo pointed out.
Those are the three main areas that Jesús Fernández pointed out to promote citizen participation: patients and family, actors and health workers. “We want to provide solutions on a daily basis, but we are providing solutions to a model that has changed radically.” The pandemic has taught us to work hard. that is an example. To take care of the sick and to take care of the healthy so that they do not get sick”, he pointed out.
The discussion table between the change and the transformation of the current models of SNS was developed together with the motto of the meeting: “The message with the people”. All who were present were clear about it: initiatives, significant and concrete, are necessary.
“We have to invest in all the agents of the system so that they have a greater return. In the Canary Islands we strengthen PC and mental health. We create resources and new units and include mental health professionals in other areas”, commented Trujillo, who also gave the opportunity to constantly challenge the Canary Islands he pointed out: “in the Canary Islands it is difficult to maintain the health of doctors. It costs double or triple for double insularity. This means that we have to consider different methods”.
The Minister of Health and Consumer Affairs of the Basque Country, Catalina García, emphasized the importance of learning to use all resources to change the system. In addition, he argued that professionalism was a problem. “The work of the health system is when people manage. It is an attack on the people involved in the system.
García was clear about it from the beginning of the institutional meeting: “The meeting was fruitful and much remains to be done. He stated the work of promotion, prevention and public health.
The concept of sustainability
The event put on the table other issues as important as the involvement of the patient or the professionalization of the staff and that is, the sustainability of the system: “Caring for the environment, that is also important. Let’s look at the sustainability of the system. The health sector has a great impact, so we must work. It doesn’t matter where you are, they are all opinions”, explained the Minister of Health of Castilla-La Mancha.
All participants agreed throughout the ceremony: a Department of Health that acts and cares about citizens, as well as its directors and administrators, cannot ignore the environment. “To value, we will give all the necessary elements, we will encourage internal talent. We must have the flexibility and empathy to work on another model, a sustainable model that is also concerned with the environment. We can be proud of SNS, but we must keep working,” Trujillo said.
After the intervention of the army, Jesus Sanz table finished a new institution in two years, 2025, and in Zaragoza. The head of Aragon begins to prepare the event with many challenges and responsibilities for Spanish Health.
At the 23rd National Assembly of Hospitals and Health Management, it was clear that the SNS is good, it works and has a portfolio of highly educated and concerned doctors, but we must continue to work on its improvement, on the improvement of administrative systems; continuous training of health workers and citizen involvement. And this is among the great challenges, to achieve the participation and participation of the health process of the patients to honor the decision of this meeting 23: “I manage with people”.