PORDENONE. First available date for a dermatological visit in the region? In May 2022 in Tolmezzo. This is what a lady from Pordenone heard from the Cup, the single booking center.
The woman told our newspaper that on April 7 she had scheduled a visit to the civil hospital for a 6-month check-up of a suspected “dyslastic” nevus. A few days before the appointment, the same was canceled, she was told that she would be called back, but this has not happened yet. In the meantime, the woman turned to a private individual, removed the suspicious nevus, but she had to undergo a visit for the others “having – she said – also familiar with neoplastic degeneration”.
He then phoned the Cup to make a reservation and «I was told that there are no dates available throughout western Friuli and to call back in an unspecified” from time to time “hoping for a change of situation». In other structures in the region, she heard proposed May 4, 2022 in Tolmezzo «while for Udine or Latisana I would have had to call personally, I didn’t understand why. If I go to the general practitioner, he replies to use a private facility, obviously for a fee, there is no alternative. If this is not degradation – commented – … I do not think I am telling something that is not known, but I would like this situation to be told and re-told, so that it does not end up buried among the many old and new problems of which our politicians and administrators fill their mouths “..
Asfo (Azienda Sanitary Friuli Ovest) replied that “due to a contingent situation of shortage of professionals in some specialist branches, due in part to the emergency and in part to unpredictable situations and not dependent on company choices, from 18 February the company was forced to reshape the offer of dermatological services giving priority to urgent visits, guaranteeing the booking of B-Short priorities and non-deferrable controls or in any case considered indispensable by specialists ».
In the specific case, since it is not a “high priority”, it was included in a special agenda “with the intention of rescheduling it with the scheduled annual deadline”. According to Asfo, the problem is that there is a shortage of doctors, as in the whole region, but to recover it has drawn up a recovery plan “which provides for the recruitment of specialists, the use of additional services for company personnel and agreements with private structures. accredited “.
The company recalled that “all the health professionals and doctors of Asfo, despite all the difficulties related to the Covid epidemic and the recovery of activities even in the summer period, continue to guarantee essential services to users with considerable efforts and extreme dedication” and that «the public relations office is operational for any inefficiencies. Asfo – it was the conclusion – is always available for a direct and clear dialogue with all its citizens and also has protocols to deal with particular health needs if they are actually urgent or in any case not extendable ». –