Cancer patients in the province are complaining about the delay in obtaining a scheduled TAC at Hospital Clínico Universitario San Cecilio.
Some of them were given appointments for the beginning of August and they still haven’t been seen. Many people would consider that the wait is tremendously unfair for cancer sufferers and that nobody should be put in the situation where they’re kept hanging on to see what their health situation is.
The hospital concerned, on the other hand, said that there has been a notable increase for this kind of test (10% in the first seven months of the year) and that there have been problems with the equipment.
This particular hospital has an excellent reputation amongst patients so it is sad that they are receiving this criticism, if the culprit is evidently the Andalusian Public Health Service (SAS) for not having the equipment in top condition.
San Cecilio Clínico (PTS) has carried out a total of 116,300 diagnostic tests of this type between January and July 2023 and as for CT scans, there have been 9% more than last year during the same period.
Patients who are undergoing chemotherapy, for example, are left continuing with this kind of treatment without knowing whether it is even working. Hospitals and Medical Centres are notoriously understaffed during the summer too, owing to the Junta failing to provide temporary/permanent staff to cover shortages caused by retirements and staff holidays.
(News/Noticias: City & Metropolitan Area, Granada, Andalucia)