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“Now come with arguments that we also presented” - the action alliance feels mocked after the fire letter

2024-03-02T17:15:05.006Z

Highlights: “Now come with arguments that we also presented” - the action alliance feels mocked after the fire letter. “Pro Hospital Schongau” action alliance is now speaking out. Action alliance calls on the population to accept the new outpatient center. Even though the hospital was officially repurposed on Thursday, hope is the last to die.“Perhaps at point we will have the chance to install emergency care again,” says Stefan Konrad from the Action Alliance.



As of: March 2, 2024, 6:00 p.m

By: Barbara Schlotterer-Fuchs

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Daniela Puzzovio and city councilor Regina Haugg from the action alliance.

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After the publication of the fire letter from the district administrators to the Minister of Health, the “Pro Hospital Schongau” action alliance is now speaking out.

Schongau - The “Pro Hospital” action alliance is very angry: the open fire letter that district administrator Andrea Jochner-Weiß sent to Health Minister Karl Lauterbach last week together with the district administrators of neighboring districts was offended by the speakers.

The Action Alliance spokespersons agree that some passages in the letter seemed like a bit of a joke, to say the least.

Stefan Konrad: “This is a mockery, an affront”;

Among other things, Konrad and his colleagues are annoyed that Jochner-Weiß is quoted as offering “health care close to home”.

“And at the Schongau location they did everything they could to destroy exactly that,” says Konrad.

Daniela Puzzovio finds it even worse that Jochner-Weiß invites the Minister of Health to a conversation in which things could be explained and clarified.

Conversations and transparency, the alliance speakers agree from their own experience, were not necessarily Jochner-Weiß's strengths in the past in her role as chairman of the supervisory board of the hospital GmbH.

“It’s probably a home-made problem in our district”

The criticism of Lauterbach can be understood, said Konrad.

“This may well apply to some hospital locations in Bavaria.

But in our district this is probably a home-grown problem.”

Konrad quotes from the open letter, which can be downloaded from the district office's homepage: “In the case of the problems that are currently emerging, humane care close to home can no longer be maintained, and there is a risk of travel distances of up to 100 kilometers.

These location concentrations are not only cynical in their impact, but the impact on the emergency services is no longer implemented in this direction." "Yes, is it still possible?

What has the Action Alliance been saying for two and a half years now?” says the Action Alliance.

Regina Haugg adds: “The district administrator's answer when we always talked about the rescue service was always: We have nothing to do with it.

We have no influence on that.”

“She now comes with arguments that we have all presented”

Haugg can agree with the criticism in the letter that increased costs in the energy and wage sectors could not be covered by the small increase in reimbursement.

“But that concerns the years 2022 and 2023. And not the ten years before, in which the economy was simply bad here, in which more and more money was spent, so that we are now bankrupt,” she says.

The conclusion of the action alliance on the open letter: “She now comes with arguments that we all presented,” the three speakers said angrily.

Haugg, Konrad and Puzzovio also agree: Already in 2017, when the “obvious relocation of individual stations from Schongau to Weilheim” began, managing director Thomas Lippmann, the supervisory board and district administrator pursued the Lauterbach plan to close smaller houses – so to speak “in anticipatory obedience”.

Action alliance calls on the population to accept the new outpatient center

The “Pro Hospital Schongau” campaign alliance

is campaigning for the outpatient center in the Schongau hospital

, as the speakers emphasized in an interview with the local newspaper: “We expressly call on the population to use the new outpatient center,” said Stefan Konrad.

This is the only way the hospital's existence can be secured in the long term.

Even though the hospital itself was officially repurposed on Thursday, 69 years after its inauguration, hope is the last to die.

“Perhaps at some point we will have the chance to install emergency care again

,” hopes Stefan Konrad from AktionsbüDann, for example if the legal time requirements for the emergency services were changed again and shorter supply routes were considered.

“If you see that more people are dying on the rescue route, for example.

“You have to say that very clearly,” says Daniela Puzzovio drastically.

Two and a half years after it was founded, this is of course a bitter blow for the “Pro Hospital Schongau” campaign alliance.

You still don't want to admit defeat.

Even if - as the action alliance emphasizes once again - we are happy that the hospital is closed, but people are still receiving medical care on the premises.

Source: merkur

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