Goodbye to lines in the cold: measures are implemented to speed up care at the San Juan de Dios hospital

Goodbye to lines in the cold: measures are implemented to speed up care at the San Juan de Dios hospital

Goodbye to lines in the cold: measures are implemented to speed up care at the San Juan de Dios hospital

May 15, 2024, 2:13 PM

May 15, 2024, 2:13 PM

Tired of sleeping on the streets waiting for a medical record, the patients of the San Juan de Dios Hospital They finally have a break. The director of Hospital Management of the Santa Cruz Government, Yaneth Aguirre, announced a series of measures to streamline the care process and prevent people from being exposed to inclement weather.

“This situation is due to the lack of coordination between the first and second level health system, administered by the Mayor’s Office, and the third level response to the excessive demand for attention in some specialties that should be attended to at other levels,” Aguirre explained.

To improve the signing service, Aguirre indicated that The number of personnel in triage was increased and more computers were incorporated for patient registration, which will streamline the care process. In addition, a registration system was implemented for those who go to the hospital at night, thus avoiding queues during the early hours of the morning.

“There is no need to sleep on the street, even worse with the bad weather we are having,” said Pablo Toro, director of the San Juan de Dios Hospital. “If the patient arrives at 6:00 am, he will be treated and given his card. “If he arrives at 8:00 am, he will also be seen and his medical appointment will be rescheduled,” he added.

The hospital director also highlighted that the hospital has a social assistance service that prioritizes care for provincial patients, people with disabilities, older adults and minors, who are attended to on the same day.

Additionally, it was announced the implementation of a new online token system which will be operational in two weeks. This system will allow patients to request their service from the comfort of their home without having to go to the hospital.

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