MIGUEL ELIAS FAYOS has been appointed new manager of the Vega Baja Hospital and Health Department of Orihuela.
Fayos is an orthopaedic surgeon and traumatologist and studied at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Valencia.
His appointment fills a post that has been vacant for more than four months after the previous manager, Emilio Bascuñana, left office to be invested as mayor of Orihuela.
Bascuñana has met with the new manager to officially welcome him in his post.
The late appointment of a replacement manager received criticism from the personnel board, who denounced the lack of direction and normal operation of a hospital, which is also overseeing a redevelopment in the emergency department that is running more than six months behind schedule.