Family of cleaner beaten up by psychiatric patient critical of hospital management
58-year-old Rogelia Oviedo was attacked at the Psychiatric Hospital in Palma.
Patients in Minorca
The Catalan requirement remains a contentious issue.
Catalan no longer a requirement for doctors and nurses in the Balearics
The requirement has been pushed into the background because of staff shortages in the health service.
Health service director-general to resign because of selection scandal
Juli Fuster was involved in the selection procedure for a position for which his daughter was an applicant.
Public health allergy service for the Balearics
The Balearics is the only Spanish region not to have a public health allergy service.
Almost 15,000 Covid sick leave requests over three weeks
The sick leave self-management system will ease the strain on the health service.
Balearic health suffered an apparent cyberattack
Access was restricted following the attack.
Explanations demanded for health service cyberattack
The health service detected the attack two weeks ago.
Nurses overwhelmed with anxiety and stress due to collapse of the health centres
Nurses ask for patience and empathy from patients who, due to delays, are getting impatient and aggressive towards staff.
Balearics health budget envisages large increase in personnel
The highest budget ever for the health service.
Government has "nothing to hide" with vaccination information
Questions in parliament about the anti-corruption office's request for information related to senior officials who have been vaccinated.
Waiting time for an operation has increased 90%
More than 3,500 patients have been waiting longer than six months for an operation.
Air ambulance company fined
IB-Salut is suing Eliance, the company that held the Balears Sanitary Air Transport concession, for alleged breaches of contract amounting to 3,043,935 euros.
Prescription drugs available to help smokers quit in the new year
Smokers will be given a tobacco dependency test and are urged to undergo therapy whilst they’re being treated.
Patient waiting times on the increase
With regard to patients waiting for 60 days or more, there was an increase of 146%.
European health insurance billing increases by 17%
UK visitors accounted for a third of the cases of attention by the Balearic health service.
Health service anticipates billing 50 million for tourists this year
In 2017, the total amount billed by IB-Salut was over 44.5 million euros.
Health service will accept non-Catalan speakers
Successful applicants without the required Catalan skills will have two years to gain language accreditation.
Health service bill for tourists rising by five million euros
Billing for the EU health insurance card has risen by nine million euros since 2014.
First class Balearics
"...when push comes to shove, the system works and amazingly well."
Humphrey Carter06/01/2023 07:30