The Virgen del Castillo de Yecla hospital has expanded its Urology service with more staff and with the acquisition of new technological equipment.
Thus, two new doctors have been incorporated and new surgical material has been acquired that will allow the reduction of patient referrals to other centers.
The increase in personnel is possible thanks to a new healthcare model based on the functional integration between the Urology services of the Morales Meseguer University General Hospital and the Virgen del Castillo de Yecla Hospital, which will allow rebalancing equity for citizens and professionals.
In addition, new technological equipment has been acquired that enables the treatment of pathologies in an integral and minimally invasive way.
The new material has meant an investment of 80,000 euros and with it it allows access to new surgical treatment techniques that reduce morbidity and hospital stay.
In this way, the interventions are less aggressive and the patient's recovery, therefore, is much faster.
The incorporation of new surgical material also allows new interventions such as complex laparoscopic surgery and image-guided prostate biopsies.
During the past year the hospital's Urology service attended about 3,500 patients and performed 421 surgical interventions.
A new management model
This new shared management model intends that the Murciano Health Service (SMS) hospitals of larger size and provision of infrastructure and resources collaborate through a functional coordination in the provision of health care in peripheral hospitals.
In this way, the lack of professionals in the stock market that exists in certain specialties is supplemented and their demand is answered to improve their professional development, in order to continue strengthening the knowledge acquired during their training and expand their technical skills, Diagnostic and therapeutic in hospitals of a higher level of complexity.
This strategic development line has the objective of responding and facilitating health care in the different health areas of the SMS, in coordination with health professionals.
In this sense, coordination and integration between the services of both hospitals has been promoted and developed, favoring the unification of clinical and organizational criteria, through the realization of clinical protocols and with the definition of care circuits.
This new management model shared with the Morales Meseguer hospital has also started with Otolaryngology and Dermatology.
The health area of â€‹â€‹the Altiplano serves a population of 60,000 people in the municipalities of Yecla and Jumilla.