Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Sitges among towns with primary care units closed during night

As a part of its savings plans, the CiU government of Catalonia has seen itself forced to revise the opening hours of 46 public primary health care units (CAP – Centre d’atenció primària). Those which do not receive enough patients or do not have sufficient analytical equipment will not any longer offer emergency service during the night. Instead patients are referred to the closest bigger hospital or the telephone based medical service Sanitat Respon (902 111 444).

In Penedès, this decision has had consequences in Sitges and Cubelles (both in Garraf) and in l’Arboç (Baix Pededès).

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Read more in Spanish: La Vanguardia

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