The heads of the nine public hospital operators warn against opening steps too quickly after the lockdown. You wrote a letter to Health Minister Anschober.
In a letter to Minister of Health Rudolf Anschober (Greens), the heads of the nine public hospital operators warned against opening the door too quickly. After the lockdown ended on December 6, measures should be taken to “reduce the incidence of infections and keep them at a low level,” reported the “Kleine Zeitung” beforehand.
Heads of the nine public hospital operators have signed
The letter, which is available to the “Kleine Zeitung”, bears the signature of the heads of the nine public hospital operators, including Krages (Burgenland), Kabeg (Carinthia), the Upper Austrian health holding company, Salk (Salzburg), Kages (Styria), Tirol Kliniken Vorarlberger Krankenhausbetriebsgesellschaft, Wiener Gesundheitsverband and the Niederösterreichische Landeskliniken Holding. The letter has not yet arrived at the Anschober office, according to reports it should be sent by Tuesday at the latest.
The second wave has “pushed public hospitals to the limit of their capabilities,” the letter said. Thanks to the “outstanding willingness to perform and the personal commitment of the employees”, the “high treatment effort” could be made for the patients.
Representatives welcome lockdown
The representatives of the nine hospital associations expressly welcome the lockdown. “The first noticeable effects” can already be seen, but a “clear and sustainable reduction in the number of infections and thus the hospitalization rate is urgent to relieve our staff. Low numbers are essential for a” gradual start and guarantee of normal operation. “