TRENTO. The situation and strategic perspectives ofterritorial health care, also in light of the consequences deriving from the emergency from Covid-19, were the themes at the center of a meeting of the fourth commission ofl Provincial Council of Trento, with the councilor Stefania Segnana, the director of the Healthcare Companyto Paolo Benetollo and the head of the primary care area Simona Sforzin. Benetollo emphasized the desire to multiply the “local professional networks” of doctors and nurses throughout the territory, which to date, however, “are very lacking and difficult to hire”.
For this Segnana has indicated in the future degree course for nurses in Verona, which will also open an office in Trentino, the possibility of soon having the relative internships carried out in Trentino. The councilor specified that the document on the organizational reorganization of APSS is not yet ready and that as soon as it is ready it will be presented to the 4th commission. Segnana stated that the document relating to the new organizational structure of APSS is still in the evaluation phase and as soon as it is ready it will be presented and discussed with the council body. President Claudio Cia he urged not to reduce the role of the commission to “a pure and simple acknowledgment of the decisions taken by the Executive, especially on an important issue like this of the reorganization of the APSS”.
Benetollo began by tracing the current framework of local health services, to which the districts, primary care, specialist outpatient care, prosthetic care, consulting services, birth paths, pharmaceutical care, home care and integrated care both as palliative care, mental health, psychological services, those dedicated to addictions and services of social importance. “The focus of attention is above all on taking care of the sick at home, which absorbs most of the resources invested in the area for primary care”.
Benetollo then provided some data on territorial activity
Integrated home care is now addressed to 386 patients, while palliative care affects 542 patients and 49 are followed for pediatric care. Other 1,850 patients are treated at home with regular accesses. The patients followed by general practitioners are 2,300, partly overlapping the 1,850 followed by nurses, about 1,000 are accesses per day to the home of nurses and 100 visits per day by general practitioners.