First Christmas as a healthcare professional in hospital

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The Christmas holidays are always a particular and special moment where the most endearing feelings and solidarity of people come to light. A period of the year that becomes even more special if after six years of studying and having passed the MIR you have for the first time the opportunity to live Christmas being a sanitary. To learn about this feeling, Redacción Médica talks with a Family doctor from the arturo eyries health center linked to the Rio Ortega hospital, in the western area of ​​Valladolid (Castilla y León).

“I’m living it particularly happy because I am working on what I wanted. In that sense, I am delighted”, says Daniel Martín, a first-year resident, who also assures that on these dates there is a special “satisfaction” that patients are doing more or less well and can celebrate the holidays with their family .

A rewarding and tough experience

Spending Christmas as a health worker means mixed feelings for Martín, since he defines this experience as “rewarding and hard at the same time.” “It is gratifying because you can care for patients who are in a fragile situation and need help. If you can help them, it is very gratifying”, explains the first-year resident.

On the other hand, he considers that it is a difficult experience due to how the patients live it. “It is hard because you see that they have their different problems and personal struggles that worsen during these periods. In addition, they cannot be reunited with their family, they are people who They end up entering and these are not easy moments ”, details Martín, who has spent the 24th doing a “half and half”, that is, working and going to dinner with the family.

The first Christmas without saturation due to covid

For first time since 2019, The toilets will once again live a Christmas with a normalized care activity after leaving behind the worst moments of the Covid-19 pandemic. It should be remembered that last year, when the restrictions began to be relaxed, there were outbreaks of infections at the toilets’ dinners that led some sectors to question whether the toilets could attend Christmas gatherings or should their responsibility as a professional and absent from the celebrations. Something that outraged certain professionals, who rhetorically wondered if they too they had rights or could only work.

Another of the positive factors of spending Christmas Eve as a healthcare professional in 2022 is that you can earn up to 1,400 euros for doing the medical guard of December 24. Specifically, the remuneration varies in each autonomous community, since each region establishes specific amounts for medical personnel with differences of up to 33 euros per hour. Thus, the most expensive medical guard on special holidays is paid at 59.52 euros per hour, while the cheapest is at 25.82 euros per hour, which, multiplied by 24 hours, gives a result of 1,428.48 euros compared to 619.68 euros.

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