The president of Council of Tenerife, Pedro Martin (PSOE)insisted this Thursday that “the Cabildo de Tenerife must enter the Board of Trustees of the Foundation that manages the Home Santa Ritaas long as we continue to have concerted places in that center”, located in Puerto de la Cruz, despite the fact that its managing director, Thomas Villarhas assured this week in statements to EL DÍA that this possibility is not on the table for now.
I think it would be a good thing for him. Home Santa Rita and for the current Board of Trustees of the Foundation to give transparency to the management that is being developed. have the Council of Tenerife in that management body it would be a guarantee of proper functioning”, concluded Martín.
“I think it would be a good thing for Hogar Santa Rita and for the current Board of Trustees of the Foundation to give transparency to the management that is being carried out”
Peter Martin insists on what was stated at the end of April by the Minister of Social Action of the Cabildo de Tenerife and president of the Institute of Social and Socio-Health Care (IASS), Marian Franquetwho already said that they would “formally” request to join the Board of Trustees of the Fundación Canaria Hogar Santa Rita, which directly directs and manages the largest geriatric residence in the Canary Islands.
The Council of Tenerife In this way, it wants to become directly involved in the management of this large center for the elderly, which receives around 6 million euros of public money each year for its places arranged with the IASS (around 455,000 euros per month). “We understand that with all the money that the Cabildo invests in the concerted places and with all the responsibility that we have, we must be there to know what is happening and to be able to intervene,” Franquet stressed.
The managing director of Hogar Santa Rita, Thomas Villarhas said that the entry of the Cabildo de Tenerife is at the moment incompatible with the statutes of the foundation that cares for some 480 elderly people and that “it does not fit in the head of the board of trustees or the Board of Founders that, given this scenario, we have to introduce more actors in our direction.