The Acute Care Network Northern Netherlands says that ‘normal’ care in being reduced by 10 to 20 percent, depending on the hospital
Hospitals in the Northern Netherlands need to consider which “normal” care they can possibly scale down by 10 to 20 percent to help prioritise resources to Coronavirus patients, reports the Acute Care Network Northern Netherlands. The measures are necessary because the spread of the Coronavirus is moving so quickly that the pressure on hospitals is increasing.
According to the Acute Care Network Northern Netherlands, Intensive Care and clinical capacity in the Northern Netherlands is currently still adequate.
Patients from their own locality can be received and transferred within the region where necessary. According to the Healthcare Network, there is also room for admitting patients from other regions (but only those suffering from the Coronavirus). As reported by the GIC.
In the North it is not yet necessary to scale up the capacity for COVID patients, but elsewhere in the Netherlands this is already happening. In order to distribute the pressure on hospitals as evenly as possible, ‘regular’ care has to be temporarily dialed back.