Isabel Diaz Ayuso signed the death certificate for 20 Primary Care Emergency Services (SUAP) across the region a few days ago. Another 17 restaurants will reopen in September, after two years of being closed during weekends due to the pandemic, although only 10 will do so with doctors to take care of patients who come there.
Ayosu closed primary care emergency
The Espronnceda Health Center, in Chamberí, will be one of the centers to reopen without doctors, which has served this area and the adjacent areas of Centro and Tetuán. The Ministry of Health has decided to devote it to nursing care and no doctor will attend, so cases needing evaluation should be sent to the nearest hospital emergency room. In Espronceda, it will not be possible to diagnose or prescribe medications.
This “new paradigm for out-of-hospital emergencies” – as defined by Ayuso last week – will also have a new name: SUAPs have been renamed Points of Continuing Care (PAC).
According to the 2019 Community of Madrid statistics, Espronnceda CS treated an average of 56 patients per day on weekends. Of these, only 7.8% were referred to hospital because they could not be treated at the center with the available resources. With the change in the way they work and the expected absence of doctors since September, unions have predicted that the proportion will rise significantly
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