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Corona busy: More and more hospitals are forced to scale down care

Operating room care scaled down by 29%

‘At the moment, 29 percent fewer operating rooms are in use than usual. In the week before, there were 24 percent fewer operating rooms in use on Thursday, November 18,’ according to the NZa.

Critical plannable care no longer within 6 weeks

In addition, 14 hospitals indicate that they cannot, or not always, provide critical planable care within six weeks. This is care that must take place within six weeks to prevent damage to health. Last Thursday there were still 12. Within the region, it is being examined where people can be treated within six weeks.

‘Severe national pressure on ICUs and clinics’

The national pressure on ICUs and clinics has grown and is serious. Special measures and a shift in emphasis are needed here to maintain quality. 49 of the 73 hospitals indicate that they no longer provide all planable care. The scaling down of regular hospital care is a logical consequence of the increasing corona pressure in hospitals. Hospitals must scale down to keep acute care accessible for both corona and non-corona patients.

Contact your GP

Medical specialists assess whether it is, and remains, justified to postpone treatments. In addition, it remains very important during this phase that people with health problems contact their GP. He or she can assess whether it is justified to wait, treat yourself or refer you to the hospital.

Corona busy: More and more hospitals are forced to scale down care
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