The system was adapted and elaborated by the Valletano nosocomio health team and is part of a comprehensive improvement plan to provide greater accessibility to the users of the health system.
The Zonal Hospital “Dr. Adolfo Margara “of Trelew, which reports to the Ministry of Health of Chubut, led by Ignacio Hernández, recently presented its new system of granting protected shifts for the 11 Primary Health Care Centers (CAPS) operating in the neighborhoods of said city And the Rural Hospitals (HR) of the province that have it as a reference center of care.
The process begins when the patient is cared for and the professional that assists it requires an interconsultation with a specialist, at which time the new internal system of telephone shifts is implemented.
With this new modality it will benefit the users of the CAPS or HR by enabling them, if they need a consultation with any of the authorized specialties, they can withdraw from the establishment with a shift assigned to the specialist, without having to attend the hospital personally and favoring The continuity and speed of the care process.
In addition, this procedure allows that, in case of corresponding follow-up of the care of a hospital patient or that he / she enters through it, he / she can be granted a shift (also by phone) with the general practitioner of the CAPS closest to his / Or your HR.
For the implementation of this new internal system, new telephone lines were enabled to improve communication between the CAPS, the HRs and the admission of the Trelew hospital.
The specialties currently enabled at the Trelew Hospital run by Jorge Vecchio are: Cardiology, General Surgery, Medical Clinic, Gastroenterology, Hematology, Adult Nephrology, Neurosurgery, Pediatric Neurology (Pediatric Clinic), Proctology, Urology, Traumatology and Orthopedics.
In this first stage of the new procedure, the Ophthalmology and Mental Health Services and medical specialties of the Maternal and Child Center and the Ex Ados are not qualified to provide telephone shifts.
This new shift system not only contributes to the integral care of patients, but also allows to improve the accessibility to an interconsult with the enabled specialties of attention.