Manuel Palomino takes over as head of the Balearic Islands health service

Manuel Palomino has taken over as head of the Balearic Islands health service. Credit: Government of the Balearic Islands

The new head of the Balearic Islands Health Service, Manuel Palomino, replaced Juli Fuster, who led the islands during the pandemic.

The Government of the Balearic Islands approved the appointment of Manuel Palomino Chacón as the new Director General of the Balearic Islands Health Service (IB-SALUT) on July 25. Palomino previously served as director of management and budgets (from 2019 to present) and secretary-general of the Health Service (2015 to 2019). Palomino has over twenty years of experience in healthcare management.

Palomino succeeds Juli Fuster, who has officially resigned after serving as chief executive for the past seven years. He led the Health Service at a particularly difficult time, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fuster was appointed in 2015, with over thirty years of extensive professional experience in healthcare management. In recent years, he has worked hard to obtain a budget increase, thanks to which various projects in the areas of human resources and infrastructure have been carried out.

His priorities have included improving the rights of health care workers, the mental health plan, reducing waiting lists and improving primary care.


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