The President of the Andalusian Regional Government, Juanma Moreno, has stressed that one of the Andalusian Government’s objectives is to develop a modern healthcare system with more resources, more resources and more professionals, offering better services after decades of under-investment in healthcare, while at the same time assuring that, after the Covid-19 pandemic, we will have a healthcare model with more infrastructure, greater technology and humanisation.
Moreno, who participated in the 22nd National Congress of Hospitals and Health Management ‘Health 4.0: The new ecosystem’ held in Malaga and which was also attended by the Minister of Health and Families, Jesús Aguirre, highlighted the Andalusian Government’s firm commitment to public health by strengthening and optimising this system from the outset.
He stressed that we have to improve by adapting from the bottom up, from the health workers, whose work he highlighted and whom he thanked for their effort, courage and commitment during the pandemic, to those who design and plan health policies and those who manage them in order to achieve maximum efficiency.
In this sense, he stated that, just as after Covid there will also be a new economy, a new normality and a new relationship with the Administration, there will also be a new healthcare system, while asserting that to achieve this it will be necessary to identify weaknesses and increase strengths, strengthen the public health surveillance network, improve human and technological resources and budgetary resources, establish cross-cutting policies and protect professionals and patients more.
The Andalusian president, who stressed that this new healthcare system is made up of four fundamental pillars: humanisation, the single act, technology and infrastructures, recalled that last April the Andalusian Public Health System Humanisation Plan was presented to address everything from the timetables for accompanying hospitalised patients to psychological support for professionals in providing quality, warm care.
With regard to the budgets, he stated that these are the largest health budgets in history, since, as he pointed out, “more than a quarter of all the money available is for health and its professionals”.