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Organizations warn against overloading the hospitals

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Corona numbers are increasing, there is a lack of staff

Organizations warn against overloading the hospitals

Three organizations have appealed to politicians. The Swiss Society for Intensive Care Medicine, the Association of Swiss Doctors and the H+ Hospital Association expect a critical load in winter.

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By mid-October, 123 certified intensive care beds in 30 hospitals could no longer be operated.

The organizations wrote in a joint statement that short-term measures are urgently needed to improve working conditions for nurses and doctors. It is important to secure the remaining staff.

The reason given was that an increase in hospital admissions in connection with Covid-19 was to be expected. At the same time, the hospitals are faced with a significant shortage of staff. In mid-October, 123 certified intensive care beds were no longer being operated in 30 hospitals.

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