Hamburg - With 40,000 signatures, Hamburg citizens protested against the planned supply strengthening law and especially against the regulations on the practice of buying up practices. "These numbers are clear sign that the majority of doctors and psychotherapists in Hamburg as well as many patients are defending themselves against the madness of this health reform," said one of the initiators of the protest, Dirk Heinrich, Ear, Nose and Throat Doctor in Hamburg-Horn. Heinrich is also chairman of the.
Around 800 Hamburg practices have participated in the patient information campaign "Politics abolishes practices" since February. The signatures went to the head of the, Matthias Gruhl yesterday.
“With this campaign we have achieved that the public recognizes the effects of this law, namely practice closings, longer waiting times and restriction on the free choice of doctor. The sufferers will be the patients above all, "explained Silke Lüder, general practitioner in Hamburg-Neuallermöhe.
The law has particularly serious consequences for psychotherapy patients, explained the psychological psychotherapist Hanna Guskowski, who is based in Eimsbüttel: “Through this information campaign, our patients understood that the loss of hundreds of psychotherapeutic practices will mean that the waiting times for place in psychotherapy, which are already unbearably long, will be even longer in the future ", she said.
The protest committee of the Hamburg doctors and psychotherapists now hopes that the Hamburg health senator Cornelia Prüfer-Storcks (SPD) will take up this signal and use her influence in Berlin to participate in the Bill to change something.