Municipal technicians of the City of Totana participated last week in the Conference for the Implementation of the Socio-Health Coordination Protocol in the Care of People with Serious Mental Disorder and / or Drug Addiction, which organized the Health Area III of the Murcian Health Service and which held at the Rafael Méndez de Lorca Hospital.
In the same meeting workers from the Department of Social Welfare, basically from the Municipal Center of Social Services;
as well as the Day Centers for Disability of the totanero Consistory.
The conference was held in the Assembly Hall of the Rafael Méndez Hospital;
and in addition to the act of constitution, there was a presentation for the presentation of the protocol and another in which two local groups presented two cases.
This initiative, which arises from the joint work between the ministries of Health, and Family and Equal Opportunities, along with the municipalities of the Guadalentín region;
Together with some associations in the field of mental health, it aims to improve coordination between services, social and health.
The purpose is to guarantee comprehensive care for patients and their families, strengthening the current levels of coordination in the health, social, labor and third sector areas.
This protocol aims to analyze, in its geographic scope, the needs of this group to plan resources and services, and the promotion of the organization of teams that promote the establishment of networks that improve coverage for these people with severe mental disorder and / or drug addiction
To this end, actions at the community level that favor the patient's permanence in their environment will be prioritized.
Among its functions is also to exchange information on social and health services provided, with reports on the processes and results of the coordination from which, if necessary, proposals for improvement of existing resources or services are deduced.
It also includes the drafting of an annual report on socio-health coordination that includes the activities carried out, the difficulties and deficits detected, identifying the affected services as well as the improvement proposals.
Likewise, this protocol contemplates the constitution of sociosanitary coordination teams in charge of managing, analyzing and studying those situations of people with severe mental disorder that require joint, coordinated, simultaneous or successive responses from the social or health services;
detect training and other needs and deficits in the teams, as well as inform the area commission of the situations encountered and raise proposals.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana