Poniente hospital criticised for hiring temporary staff to replace downsized doctors – many of them the same people!

The Hospital del Poniente (in El Ejido) is in hot water after unions revealed that it has had to hire hundreds of temporary workers to replace downsized doctors fired due to the budget crisis. Amongst other “temporary” workers hired in recent weeks are specialists such as anesthesiologists, surgeons, ophthalmologists and trauma experts. Up to 50% of the worker in the building are currently temporary specialists hired short term, and many of them are the same Continue reading Poniente hospital criticised for hiring temporary staff to replace downsized doctors – many of them the same people!

Banks face highest levels of default since 1994

Spain’s banks had 155.84bn euros (£122bn) of loans on their books in May that are at risk of not being repaid, the highest since 1994, according to the Banco de España, meaning that levels of debt are now running at around 9% of all loans. On top of that, the total amount of loans issued by banks is now at historic lows: Spanish banks authorised just 1,74 billion euros of loans in May, a 3.33% Continue reading Banks face highest levels of default since 1994