City Council and Hosbec put about 70 apartments at the disposal of health personnel
Benidorm City Council and Hosbec hotel management are going to make nearly 70 tourist apartments available to health personnel who provide services at La Vila Joiosa hospital, Benidorm Clinic Hospital, IMED Levante and all the local health centers. while the coronavirus crisis persist. This was announced today by the mayor, Toni Pérez, who explained that this initiative "seeks to facilitate rest in voluntary isolation and away from risks for those who are on the front line serving the population" during this health emergency. " To do this, "agreements will be signed with the establishments that have joined this initiative or that may do so in the future."
The interested health personnel must complete a request to dispose of these apartments; request that the City Council is going to process and manage through the Collective Aid Network (#RAC), launched over a week ago to attend to the basic care and services of the most vulnerable population through volunteering. In these forms, the health personnel will indicate their accommodation needs, such as the duration of the stay or the time when it is required.
These forms can be completed through the web link: http://bit.ly/SanitariosAlojamientoBenidorm. In addition, healthcare personnel will have available the #RAC's free telephone numbers: 900 10 12 15 and 900 701 322.
Pérez explained that through the agreements "the City Council undertakes to carry out the necessary actions so that these accommodation facilities can return to normal activity if possible seven days after the state of alarm is finished."
The mayor is convinced that "in the coming days we will have more apartments to house the health personnel who are battling hard daily to end this pandemic, demonstrating their professional and human quality." "The least we can do as a City Council," he added, "is to offer them the maximum facilities and support in the performance of their work, in this case putting at their service an alternative of safe, comfortable accommodation and away from risks, mainly also for their families , since we are talking about personnel who are in permanent contact with patients and who sometimes have difficulties returning to a normal family life, especially if there are elderly or vulnerable people in their environment who want to take care of them as much as we do. ”
In short, Pérez indicated, "the city of Benidorm is at the service of those who are on the front line" during this health emergency "so that they have greater guarantees"; And he advanced that "in the following phases we will be able to increase" the services by offering "similar or equal solutions to other types of people and professionals who are currently giving their all to fight against the pandemic."
Remember that last week the mayor made the facilities of Palau d'Esports l'Illa available to the Department of Health, with the capacity to house hundreds of hospital beds, thus anticipating possible health needs. These facilities have a main area of 3,500 meters, multipurpose rooms and 15 changing rooms, some of them with more than 90 square meters. In addition to the main building, Palau has the ‘carrer de pilota’, a differentiated space equipped with toilets and changing rooms and which can also serve as a hospital or rest area for restrooms who provide services on the premises.
Likewise, and through Hosbec, the Ministry of Health has the offer of various hotels in Benidorm to welcome minor patients who have passed the hospital phase.