Maasstad Hospital has to reduce regular care by 35 percent


Maasstad Hospital must scale down regular care by 35 percent; 20 percent turns out to be insufficient. The influx of new covid patients at the A&E is too great and absenteeism among the own healthcare staff is on the rise. ‘Postponing planned care is terrible, but there is no other way,’ says chairman of the board Peter Langenbach.

Peter Langenbach: Anyone who needs acute care has priority over other patients. So it is not the case that we consider covid patients more important than non-covid patients. ‘


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Bart Kiers

Bart Kiers writes about both cure and care. His areas of interest are hospitals, medical specialists, community nursing and elderly care.

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