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Corona alarm at Regensburg clinics: More and more staff are absent - bottlenecks are imminent

2022-01-21T06:25:32.951Z

Corona alarm at Regensburg clinics: More and more staff are absent - bottlenecks are imminent Created: 01/21/2022, 07:15 More and more clinic staff are exhausted, themselves sick or in quarantine. Bottlenecks threaten in Regensburg. © Monkey Business 2/imago images/symbol photo Due to the omicron wave, the Regensburg hospitals have to compensate for many staff failures. They fear that there wil



Corona alarm at Regensburg clinics: More and more staff are absent - bottlenecks are imminent

Created: 01/21/2022, 07:15

More and more clinic staff are exhausted, themselves sick or in quarantine.

Bottlenecks threaten in Regensburg.

© Monkey Business 2/imago images/symbol photo

Due to the omicron wave, the Regensburg hospitals have to compensate for many staff failures.

They fear that there will soon be bottlenecks.

Regensburg – The Regensburg hospitals are at the limit.

Not only because of the many corona patients, but also because more and more employees are becoming infected or have to be in quarantine as contact persons.

The Bavarian clinic bosses are now sounding the alarm.

They expect that there will soon be enormous failures in the clinics, as reported by the

Mittelbayerische

.

They are calling for looser quarantine regulations in the Free State.

If these do not come, the healthcare system would face bottlenecks from mid-March due to the vaccination requirement for medical staff.

From March 15, only vaccinated people may be employed there.  

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Regensburg: Clinics are preparing for fewer staff 

The medbo, the hospital operating company of the Upper Palatinate district, continues to assume a “very dynamic infection situation”, it is said.

On Monday (January 17), 18 employees in the Regensburg district hospital * were tested positive for the corona virus *.

Numerous other employees are also in quarantine.

However, the clinics could compensate for the loss, since employees from different professional groups in different facilities were affected.

The current failure is therefore not as critical as the absolute number suggests, medbo adds in an interview with the

Mittelbayerische

.

The aim is to find the best possible balance between infection protection and extensive patient care.

The staff adhere to a number of protective measures. 

Regensburg: Hospitals are preparing for bottlenecks 

dr

Andreas Kestler, Managing Director at the Brothers of Mercy Hospital, has already prepared for the impending failures.

In an interview with the

Mittelbayerische

, he says: “But with the flexible occupancy of our wards that we have already practiced, we are prepared for a development in which we have to care for more Covid 19 patients and at the same time fewer employees are available.”

The university hospital has already taken all precautionary measures.

In any case, an adjusted personnel key is being used here, it is said.

A personnel pool system can be used to react well to bottlenecks.

"Of course, the personnel situation is also tense with us, due to the general lack of care and the pandemic, which has now been going on for almost two years," emphasizes spokeswoman Katja Rußwurm.

Ten employees are currently in quarantine. 

Regensburg: Clinics are postponing operations that can be planned 

According to the Mittelbayerische

, the German Hospital Society (DKG) warned

on Monday that the clinic staff should now focus on seriously ill patients.

If necessary, the university hospital would postpone non-urgent medical interventions, it said.

The St. Josef hospital has so far been able to avoid this measure.

"So far, no procedures have had to be canceled due to illness," says pandemic officer Dr.

Sylvia Pemmerl of the

Central Bavarian

with.

The clinic works with a “failure concept”.

This determines in advance who could step in as a substitute.

Around 20 employees out of a total of 1400 are currently infected with Corona* or are in quarantine as contact persons.

However, those affected from certain medical fields could not carry out their work from home. 

Regensburg: loosening for boosters in Bavaria 

There are now new corona rules in Bavaria.

Anyone who has been recently vaccinated or boosted does not have to be in quarantine if they come into contact with a person infected with corona.

The Mittelbayerische

continues

to write that a large proportion of the medical staff have already received a booster vaccination .

Despite the new definition, the St. Josef hospital is concerned.

Here one looks “with tension at the increasing incidences,” emphasizes Pandemic Officer Pemmerl. 

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

Source: merkur

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