Tag: physicians

Wednesday, 28. November 2012, 19:59

Department of trauma surgery in J. A. Reiman Faculty hospital and policlinic in Prešov will certainly ensure the services also in December. On Friday, 10 out of 17 doctors from this department asked for omission in the performance of overtime work. The reason of this step should have been the overdrawn limit set by the Labour Code. Director of the hospital, Radoslav Čuha, stated, that management of this healthcare institution has agreed with doctors, who have withdrawn their requests. 

Monday, 26. November 2012, 16:09

A week after the protest of healthcare professionals from V4 countries the doctors in Slovakia will strike again. This time it will not be a nationwide action, protest will take place only in hospital in Žilina. Assembly is organized by its employees who, according to the President of Medical Trade Union Peter Visolajský, do not agree with cancelling of department for long-term sickness and orthopaedic department, as well as with dismissing of head of medical trade unionists in Faculty hospital in Žilina, Peter Blaško. Protest will take place on Monday, November 26, at 3.30 pm in front of the hospital in Žilina

Thursday, 22. November 2012, 20:23

20 doctors in Faculty hospital in Žilina should lose their jobs. Endangered is the operation of the department for long-term sick patients, but also the orthopaedic department for children and adults. According to involved doctors the management wants to punish them for disobedience. On Tuesday, the day of the protest of doctors from V4 countries, the trade unionists from Žilina received the proposal of statement also for the Vice President of Medical Trade Union, Peter Blaško. Director of hospital in Žilina refuses the connection between the statements and protest action of doctors. 

Thursday, 22. November 2012, 20:19

Managements of the hospitals are developing the pressure on doctors to not only sign the approval with overtimes, but also to camouflage the number of it, so they formally do not exceed the limit set by the Labour Code. This is claimed by the Medical Trade Union. According to the Union for example in the Faculty hospital in Nitra there are spread information that chiefs of departments are obligated to negotiate with all doctors, who do not want to sign the services, but also to personally “remind” them of all possibilities resulting from disagreement with services for 2013, as a three-shift operation, non-signing of circulations and zero personal assessment.  

Wednesday, 21. November 2012, 20:42

Doctors in hospitals might newly stop serving the overtimes. As was in the frame of common protest of doctors from V4 countries announced by the medical trade unionists, they have repeatedly shown their ability to act and they are ready to show on the non-compliance with Labour Code by termination of medical services. Doctors would thus, according to the President of Medical Trade Union, Peter Visolajský, go home at 3.30 pm. They do not want to exacerbate the situation until the end of this year, they prefer the dialogue. 

Tuesday, 20. November 2012, 22:01

Representatives of doctors and patients want to fight with diabetes systematically. Slovak Diabetes Society therefore prepared the proposal of National Diabetes Program, which focuses on five goals. According to the President of the Society, Emil Martinka, this program is based on European Union requirements. It is focused on prevention of this disease, its early diagnosis and the best treatment of the patients. Important part of the program is an active screening of this diseases and nationwide education on the risks of diabetes and healthy lifestyle.

Tuesday, 20. November 2012, 22:00

Medical Trade Union calls on Minister of Health Zuzana Zvolenská to submit the proposal, which contains the exact term of implementation of legislative guarantee of the third increasing of salaries of doctors. As was further stated in the statement provided by the President of the Union, Peter Visolajský, they are also asking the Minister for not connecting the experiment of implementation of unitary system with the legislative guarantee of third increasing of salaries. 

Monday, 19. November 2012, 15:02

Doctors will come out to the streets again. This time they, however, will leave hospitals and patients only during a lunch break. Together with their colleagues from V4 countries they want to remind their governments of their commitment to the health care sector. In Slovakia also nurses and midwives will join the protest. Start of the action named “Sick system threatens everyone” is planned symbolically at 12.05 pm. Participants of the protest should come from five biggest hospitals in Bratislava, Košice, Banská Bystrica, Žilina and Prešov

Monday, 19. November 2012, 15:01

Wages of doctors working in hospitals will be next year increased as they are tied to the minimum wage. Minister of Health Zuzana Zvolenská announced the 5% increasing of basic wages. On average it should, according to her, be € 20 - € 30. Medical Trade Union requires and insists on fulfilling of the Memorandum signed between Government and trade unions, which meant the ending up of mass statements of doctors. Memorandum, among other things, talks also about the increasing of salaries of doctors in hospitals from January 2013. 

Friday, 16. November 2012, 15:23

Common protest action of doctors from V4 countries will take place on November 20, 2012. Trade unions have already announced this action, the date and number of involved hospitals was, however, unknown. In Slovakia, the event will take place in 5 institutions – F. D. Roosevelt faculty hospital in Banská Bystrica, Faculty hospital in Žilina, L. Pasteur University hospital in Košice, University hospital in Bratislava – Kramáre and Faculty hospital in Prešov.