SINCE the running of the laboratory services in Denia Hospital was awarded to an outside company back in 2012, cuts in the workforce have reached a worrying extent after slowly shrinking and is now affecting the service being offered.
And even when a new company, Analiza SA, took over only a year ago the cuts continued to the extent there are only 28 employed; this compares to 51 in Gandia Hospital and 44 in the Marina Baixa Hospital in Villajoyosa.
According to reports in the Spanish media, there have been concerns at the standard of service being offered by the laboratory, and these have come from both patients and medical staff.
Allegedly, samples are being lost and delays occurring, all of which leads to increased stress levels.
In addition, it’s understood that much of the laboratory equipment in Denia has become obsolete without any intention to modernise it.