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Clinic collapse due to corona and strike: man is waiting for cancer operation - he was already wearing the surgical shirt

2021-11-25T11:19:09.750Z

It is hard to imagine: A man from Lower Bavaria has been waiting for days for his cancer surgery, which may save him, but the clinic no longer has any capacity - not just because of Corona.



It is hard to imagine: A man from Lower Bavaria has been waiting for days for his cancer surgery, which may save him, but the clinic no longer has any capacity - not just because of Corona.

Regensburg - The man's family - they all prefer to remain anonymous - is desperate: As

reported by

pnp.de

, the Lower Bavarian from the Deggendorf district has been receiving an important cancer operation at the Regensburg University Hospital for days.

He suffers from bile duct cancer, only an operation can determine whether it has already spread.

If so, the chance of recovery will decrease rapidly.

Regensburg: Man waits in vain for cancer surgery due to corona and strike

But the important operation cannot take place.

According to research by

pnp.de

, the Niederbayer (55), who has been in the clinic for some time, was

already

prepared for the operation

on Monday

.

He had been sober for many hours, his bowels emptied.

“He was wearing his surgical shirt in the morning,” says his wife.

Then the rejection: no more intensive care bed available.

The exact same drama played out on Tuesday.

On Wednesday and Thursday he would not be operated on anyway, the clinic told the woman - because of the nurses' strike *.

Now the family is hoping for Friday.

“And what if not again?” Asks the wife and cries.

The couple has seven children at home - four of their own and three foster children.

The desperation and fear for the family man is great.

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Uniklinik Regensburg: "Situation in intensive care units is very tense"

The Uniklinikum Regensburg * (UKR)

does not

comment

on the specific case

to

pnp.de

, but UKR spokeswoman Katja Rußwurm says: "I do not want to hide the fact that the situation in our intensive care units is very tense." The intensive care beds are largely occupied, man As a “maximum provider”, I take care of people with serious illnesses and injuries in addition to Covid-19 * cases. The spokeswoman advises the family to contact the clinic's complaint management. However, the treating doctors would be able to assess how urgent the operation is. "Therefore, in this case, we would like to advise you to trust the assessment of the medical professionals."

They see the case of the sick Lower Bavaria as not so acute.

But what does ver.di say about it?

The union had called on workers - especially from the care sector - to go on strike this week, and many employees at the Regensburg University Hospital followed suit and went out of work.

With the result that patients like the man from the Deggendorf district could not be operated on.

Verdi strike in Regensburg comes on top: "to show capacity limits"

"The hospitals have always been at capacity limits," the spokesman says the country's Association of Bavarian trade union Verdi, Hans Sterr, at the request of

pnp.de

.

"The strikes are taking place precisely to show that." However, no intensive care and corona wards would be hit, Sterr clarifies.

"The care of the patients is guaranteed."

* Merkur.de / bayern is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA

Source: merkur

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