Just six days wait for an operation

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WAITING TIMES CUT: Professionals at Denia Hospital praised

The average waiting time for surgery at Denia Hospital, managed by Marina Salud, is just 32.9 days for the first half of 2015, according to data released by the Ministry of Public Health.

Throughout the province of Valencia the average waiting period is 57 days, while nationwide the time that patients had to wait, on average, stood at 87 days. The hospital has won numerous accolades recently for its excellent managerial and operational procedures. Average waiting times for a number of surgical procedures are well below the average, including Thoracic Surgery, with just six days.

Vascular Surgery and Dermatology both had 19 days; Maxillofacial Surgery and Plastic-Reconstructive Surgery had 20 days; Urology and Ophthalmology, 30 days, and General and Digestive Surgery, 32 days. Health Department Manager Denia, Angel Gimenez, expressed his satisfaction with these indicators and thanked the professionals working at the hospital.

He said: “Without their constant effort and desire to improve, these figures would not be possible.” He added that with new techniques Marina Alta residents would not have to wait an unreasonable amount of time before being given a date for surgery. Denia Hospital is rated as one of the very best in Spain and is operated through a joint private/public initiative.

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