Because the hospitals are partly full, corona patients are brought from the Netherlands to North Rhine-Westphalia. The beginning is made by the University Hospital in Bochum.
Munich / Bochum / Rotterdam – The intensive care units are full of patients * in the fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic. It’s a pretty slang term, but it’s pretty common right now. Because he describes the situation in the hospitals in a tangible way for everyone. Not only between the German federal states of Bremen, Saxony and Bavaria, where the situation is particularly alarming when it is intensely. But also between individual EU member states.
Corona in Germany: NRW accepts Covid patients from the Netherlands
A corona patient recently had to be relocated from Freising in Upper Bavaria to Merano in South Tyrol (Italy) * because there was not enough intensive care bed capacity in the surrounding area – not even in the metropolis of Munich *. Under the pressure of increasing patient numbers, Dutch hospitals are now again transferring Covid 19 patients to German clinics. The first ambulance left Rotterdam on Tuesday morning, said a spokeswoman for the national organization for the distribution of patients. The patient should be admitted to the BG University Hospital Bochum, it said.
The patient had been treated in the intensive care unit in a hospital in Rotterdam. Another patient transport should follow during the day, as the spokeswoman said. In hospitals in North Rhine-Westphalia, space is to be created for a total of 20 patients from the Netherlands. The patients are transported in specially equipped ambulances (Mobile Intensive Care Units) and each accompanied by a doctor and a nurse.
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The situation is serious also with the neighbor in northwest Germany. Specifically: Due to the rapidly increasing numbers of infections and patients, the hospitals in the Netherlands are totally overloaded. They are already warning of the state of emergency.
Corona in Germany: The Netherlands are moving Covid patients to Germany again
In many cases, necessary operations have been postponed by cancer or heart patients because there is a lack of nursing staff. Covid patients were relocated to Germany * during the first corona waves last year. The seven-day incidence in the Netherlands is now more than 880. (pm) * Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA