Treant healthcare group is planning to build a new hospital at a central location in the province of Drenthe.
By Jelte Stol / Translation by Traci White
According to the Asser Courant, the hospital will serve as an intervention centre for acute, complex and clinical medical treatment. Under the current plans, the three existing Treant hospitals – Scheper Hospital in Emmen, Bethesda in Hoogeveen, and Refaja Hospital in Stadskanaal – will be converted into day clinics for polyclinics, diagnoses and aftercare.
Treant’s plans are part of a regional vision for the healthcare group. “This is something that we really believe in, and we think that we can continue to provide good care to our patients in the region by making these changes”, says chairperson Carla van de Wiel.
In the lead up to the opening of the new central location, roughly ten percent of treatments within the Treant group will be offered at only one location. Gastrointestinal surgeries and treatment for cardiovascular diseases will be carried out in Emmen, and all hip and knee replacements and bone fracture treatments have been carried out at Refaja since 1 April.
The location of the new central facility has not been decided yet: Treant’s regional plans only refer to a “central location in Drenthe.”