To be able to handle the influx of (coronavirus) patients in hospitals the government has decided that half of the intensive care beds have to be reserved for coronavirus patients. In addition, they have to prepare for a percentage of 60 per cent COVID-19 patients in intensive care wards and have to be ready to take on patients from other badly affected hospitals as much as possible.
As a result, a large number of non-urgent procedures will be postponed the coming weeks, freeing up care workers so that urgent care needs can continue to be met.
What does this mean?
- Non-urgent procedures and admissions planned for the coming weeks will have to be postponed unfortunately. If capacity allows it in any way, a number of non-urgent procedures can still go ahead.
- We ask you not to contact the hospital to check whether your admission or procedure will be postponed:
- Patients whose admission or procedure is postponed, will be contacted by phone 48 hours before their appointment.
- Patiens whose procedure can go ahead, will not be contacted.
- The hospital stays open and is accessible. Most consultations will take place as planned.
- If you need urgent medical care, please do not hesitate to come to the hospital.
At the moment, the pressure on the hospital is very high, but we continue to guarantee our services as professionally as possible. We would like to thank our patients for their patience and flexibility.