THE HELP Vega Baja Hospital Visiting Team that services Torrevieja hospital had to suspend its work in March.
The hospital found it necessary to enforce the ‘Patient’ Rights and Data Prevention law which meant that they were prevented from disclosing the names and location of English speaking patients.
We have maintained contact with the hospital administration to see how this valuable service could be re-instated and at our last meeting with the Administrator we think a solution has been found.
We, at ‘HELP’, will produce a simply worded leaflet explaining the situation to patients and the hospital, for its part, will try to ensure that all English speaking patients receive a copy.
If you are visiting friends or family in the hospital, please make them aware of the situation and advise them to contact us on 966 723 733 (24hr service).
To find out more about our Hospital Visiting Teams, go to our web-site at www.helpvegabaja.com
By Carol Boyle