Published On: Wed, Jul 25th, 2018

Health Inspectorate could miss its target

HuurmanWILLEMSTAD - The Association of Medical Specialists is convinced that the health inspection is badly needed, but is afraid that it sometimes misses the target. This is according to the director of the association, Alexander Saleh.

According to Saleh, it has previously been shown that patient care is sometimes jeopardized by the way in which the inspection is carried out.

Recently the inspector announced that he had filed a complaint against the medical and general director of the Advent Hospital, because they refused to contact him. Today, Advent declined to deny contact because they first wanted a response from the minister to a complaint they had filed against Inspector-General Jan Huurman. Advent describes him as intimidating. Director of the Association Medical Specialists Saleh gives this description more often from health care providers.

The language can also play a role, according to Saleh. He emphasizes that not everyone in the healthcare sector is fluent in Dutch. "Especially in emotional or difficult situations, people like to go to Papiamento. A language that, in my opinion, Mr. Huurman does not completely control. In this way, a situation is quickly dismissed as 'miscommunication'.

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