The Nursing staff grows by more than 7,500 professionals on average per year in the last three years

The Andalusian Health Service (SAS) has increased 1.105 average annual professionals linked to Nursing between 2018 and 2021. These, from the structural point of view, the contracts that have been made to respond to the existing situational needs, such as the approach to the pandemic or specific substitutions that have led to an increase of 6,486 professionals in the last three years, which represents a 147% more.

“This increase demonstrates the Andalusian Government’s strong commitment to health and the growth of the workforce,” says the Director General of Personnel of the Andalusian Health Service, Alberto Fernández. Regarding the renovations made to the toilets in recent months, Fernández recalls that “in October the offer in Primary Care was increased by 120% with the renewal of all personnel in the Nursing category”. In the case of doctors, 100% was offered in the hospital setting and 120% in Primary Care.

On the other hand, he has also pointed out that “contracts have been made to cover the vacations of Christmas to be able to preserve the right of professionals to rest and so that care activity does not decline”.

Finally, it highlights that “the government of the Junta de Andalucía has as a priority objective to eliminate the job insecurity that existed in the professionals of the SAS”. In this way, it has been carried out long-term contracts and stabilization processes have been carried out through OPES and transfer contests.

Specifically, 41,657 permanent positions and 25,400 temporary positions have been consolidated by OPE, from 2019 to 2022, in the Andalusian Health Service, which represents more than 67% of the workforce it had in 2018. In this way, the current Government has stabilized two out of three SAS workers, in addition to integrate health agencies, break all hiring records and keep doctors and nurses empty for months.

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