Potsdam - In order to relieve the emergency rooms of the hospitals, 20 medical on-call practices are planned in Brandenburg by next year. That was announced today in Potsdam.
There are already eleven such medical practices: in Potsdam, Cottbus, Brandenburg / Havel, Eberswalde, Rüdersdorf, Königs Wusterhausen, Templin, Bernau, Frankfurt (Oder), Herzberg and Lübben . They are set up for patients with an acute but not life-threatening illness - at times when doctor's offices are usually closed.
According to reports, further standby practices are expected to be set up in Oranienburg, Senftenberg, Ludwigsfelde, Schwedt, Luckenwalde, Perleberg, Nauen, Neuruppin and Bad Saarow by next year.
Emergency care in the state of Brandenburg is patient-friendly, future-proof and needs-based, ”explained the deputy chief executive of KV Brandenburg, Andreas Schwark. Patients can get advice on the nationwide telephone number 116117.
In future, according to the KV, all calls from the state of Brandenburg to the nationwide number 116117 will be received centrally in the KVBB coordination office in Potsdam. The medically trained employees take the calls, advise the patients and coordinate the right individual care for them, the KVBB announced.
Reference is made in particular to the medical on-call practices. “Life-threatening emergencies are forwarded directly to the emergency number 112, the integrated control center, at the push of button. In medically indicated urgent cases, there is doctor's home visit ”, continues the KVBB.
“ Our structures in the context of acute and emergency care work, ”said Schwark. Patients received comprehensive and quality-assured advice and had fixed contact points with the medical on-call practices outside of the usual consultation hours. At the same time, the hospitals' emergency services would be relieved and could deal with real emergencies.