Berlin - The Berlin hospitals will set up 182 additional geriatric beds. At the same time, around 200 beds, mainly in surgery, ear, nose and throat medicine and ophthalmology, are being removed from hospital care, as practices have meanwhile taken over many services in this area. The Berlin Senate decided today.
The decision was made on the basis of review of the supply situation in Berlin, which the Senate decided last September. According to the Senate, the affected hospitals, health insurance companies and the Berlin Hospital Association participated in this review.
"With the adjustment that has now taken place, 20,550 beds in the 57 Berlin plan hospitals are almost unchanged as necessary for inpatient care in the Hospital plan has been included, ”said Berlin Senator for Health Mario Czaja. In the case of the additional geriatric beds, the city will take greater account of regions of Berlin that have so far been less well supplied, especially in the east and southeast. In addition, the clinics would have to comply with quality criteria, especially the specialist standard.
“With our hospital planning, we want to prevent hospital operators from becoming economically viable in the future Restrict reasons to lucrative parts of the supply, ”said Czaja.