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Ittiri long-term care, the mayor of Thiesi: "Leave both departments open, review the system"

"Closing fundamental structures to decongest the acute care wards of Sassari, Alghero and Ozieri is a reckless stance on the part of those who must instead protect and monitor the health of their citizens"
il sindaco gianfranco soletta (foto antonio caria)
Il sindaco Gianfranco Soletta (foto Antonio Caria)

The controversy over the temporary closure of the long-term care ward of the Alivesi hospital in Ittiri does not subside.

After the protests of the mayor of the town of Coros, Antonio Sau, the drafting of a document denouncing the municipal council and the questioning of the regional councilor of the Five Star Movement, Desirè Manca, now comes the harsh stance of the mayor of Thiesi, Gianfranco Soletta, where long-term care patients from the Ittirese hospital should be welcomed.

"I absolutely do not share the message that has been passed on - the mayor remarked - on the alleged inadequacy of our structure because it does not correspond absolutely to reality, if in one structure or another there are different specificities this does not mean that the structure of Thiesi is not suitable and equipped to treat long-term patients. The truth is that Ittiri had half of the patients hospitalized in Thiesi and it was obvious at this point that in view of a transfer the one with fewer patients was chosen ".

For Gianfranco Soletta "closing fundamental structures to decongest the acute care wards of Sassari, Alghero and Ozieri is a reckless stance on the part of those who must instead protect and monitor the health of their citizens. The justification for these closures lies in the current health emergency but I remember that, unfortunately, Thiesi and Ittiri have already faced these problems in times when the Covid emergency did not exist and here there are many questions to ask ".

"I wonder - Solothurn adds to the dose - why not listen to our proposals to review the strategy to carry out this difficult moment and leave both the territorial long-term care units open, both in Thiesi and Ittiri. It is now well established that the problem lies in the hands of those who have decision-making power and therefore in the managers, in those who are responsible for safeguarding the structures not closing them, because it is easy to deal with a problem by closing it, it is instead more difficult to find a solution to solve it without depriving citizens of the sacrosanct right to We must ask together and united as territories to all our contacts to review this system, to discuss company leadership in order to rebalance the services so that health protection is guaranteed and that from now on it becomes the main objective of achieve to ensure equitable, efficient and dignified health care for all citizens ".

The territorial Secretary of the FSI-Usae, Mariangela Campus, also takes a position on the matter: "Once again we are traveling in uncertainty: in a moment in which we need to strengthen, instead, it closes and the inconveniences are endured by the citizens. This is happening for the department. of Long-term care in Ittiri, a fact that creates many perplexities and on which we express the most decisive disappointment. In fact, we fear that it is a definitive closure as we are proceeding with the transfer of the entire staff to other services. ward because there are no doctors, but there were patients. It must be borne in mind that some of the staff have limitations documented by the competent doctor, and cannot be assigned to the Covid departments, therefore they will be transferred to the vaccination hubs of Sassari and Alghero ".

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