The president of the Govern, Marga Prohens, today held her first meeting as president with the platforms and patient associations of Eivissa and Formentera to start working on improving health care in the Pitiusas. President Prohens shared with the associations that “the situation in which we find ourselves is not good” and told them that one of the first measures will be to declare that the specialist positions in the Oncology Service of the Hospital de Can Misses are difficult to fill.
Prohens met at Can Misses Hospital with the president of the Consell d’Eivissa, Vicent Marí; the councillor of health, Manuela García; the director general of IB-Salut, Javier Ureña; and the hospital’s new manager, Enrique Garcerán, with patient organisations from Eivissa and Formentera.
As a first step, the president and the councillor announced that the oncology positions at Can Mises will be declared “difficult to fill as a priority”. “But really. We will sit down with the unions to finalise the conditions for this figure, to try to provide economic incentives and set the conditions to make these positions more attractive,” said Prohens, who said that “this will not be the only measure”.
“I said that my first meeting would be with the oncology patients of Eivissa, who have been demonstrating for weeks outside this hospital without anyone from the previous government meeting with them, and today I am holding this first meeting,” she said, who shared with the entities that “the public health situation we have found in Eivissa and Formentera is not good”, as “there is a lack of health professionals” and “the most painful case is that of oncology”, where at the moment, due to sick leave, only one of the oncologists in the service on the island is operational.
Thanks to the health professionals
Prohens wanted to thank the “enormous effort” of the professionals, whom he reminded that they are currently “overloaded”. “We will work to ensure that this gratitude is not only expressed in words, but also in deeds,” he said.
Along the same lines, the councillor for Health, Manuela García, reiterated her priority commitment to all patients and professionals in the Pitiüsas, especially cancer patients. That is why we wanted to meet with them as soon as possible to hear their demands first hand, listen to them and try to find immediate solutions”.
“I guarantee that we will not stop working. I want you to know that our priority is to take care of all the health staff so that the people of Ibiza and Formentera have a health service in good conditions. The health care they deserve,” concluded the councillor.