The Ministry of Health admitted that last year the Moises Broggi Satellite Hospital (Sant Joan Despí) did not use any of his 56 critical and semi-critical beds. They were completely empty and useless. Last year, this building (opened on April 20, 2021, what did it cost 16 million euros and occupies more than 4,600 square meters) It was only used as a vaccination point and to make the TAC. Thus, he only entered and treated patients for eight months in 2021. The “department” came to the fore saying that the building will soon have “ambulatory uses” and that it “works” for Transfer services from the old building to the new.
The Moisès Broggi satellite hospital is an annex building built in 2021, in the midst of a pandemic, to decongest the Broggi at a time when covid-19 was still rampant. “It is strengthen the health system, respond to covid, but also think about the post-covid period, which the health system will need”, declared the “advisor” of Health in April 2021, Alba Verges, at the inauguration of this satellite hospital. The beds in ucis and semi-ucis of this satellite hospital would bring the total number of beds in Broggi to 74: “A spectacular leap”, declared Vergés at the time.
However, as EL PERIÓDICO revealed this Thursday, this building has been empty for more than a year, without patients or staff, without their beds being used, among other things because lack of nurses It’s empty as the hospital emergency room is packed with patients sleeping in the corridors. “The multi-purpose building of the Moisès Broggi Hospital is currently used to carry out diagnostic tests (CT) and for vaccination”, Hi sources point to this journal. “Last year, more than 14,000 people were vaccinated. In addition, it is a vaccination center that also opens on Saturdays,” they add.
The same sources assure that “it is planned” that this building will have “ambulatory uses” and to house “the Moisès Broggi day hospital”. “Currently working for the transfer of these services from the old building to the new and the adaptation project seats will be auctioned in a few weeks,” they insist.
More satellite hospitals
In addition to Moisès Broggi, the ‘conselleria’ raised four other satellite hospitals in the Arnau de Vilanova, Bellvitge, Can Ruti (Badalona) and the Sanitari Pere i Virgili Park (dependent on Vall d’Hebron, in Barcelona). None of them have the depreciation level like that of Broggi, a ghost building in which there is practically no movement.
At the height of the pandemic, Moisès Broggi’s satellite hospital was used to seriously ill with covid. However, once the gravity subsided and all the professionals, hitherto devoted to the virus, began to relocate, the Broggi appendix began to empty of patients.
“Last year, only covid vaccination and a few TACs were carried out there. There are no professionals and, above all, there are no nurses. And, if you don’t have a nurses, you cannot have beds in the ucis: They are the ones who accompany the patients, who give them the drugs,” said the medical sources of Moisès Broggi to this newspaper.
However, Salut ensures that “The fact that there are no patients admitted does not mean that there is no activity.” “The activity of hospitals is much broader than the hospitalization of patients”, specify departmental sources.