German hospitals request financial assistance from the government to prevent bankruptcies

The German newspaper “Tags Spiegel” wrote in an article: The representatives of the hospitals in Germany have once again warned about the bankruptcy of the hospitals and demanded quick financial aid.

“Gerald Goss”, the CEO of the German Hospital Association, said in a short speech yesterday: “Hospitals are in the emergency shock room and many clinics do not survive the treatment and waiting for the government.”

In addition to Brashare, he announced the increase in costs due to inflation and a monthly deficit of 740 million euros and said: “If nothing happens, we will reach a negative deficit of 15.6 billion euros by the end of 2023.”

Representatives of healthcare associations, healthcare experts and politicians discussed the issue at a working meeting in Berlin on Monday. At the annual “hospital meeting” organized by the DGK, German Federal Health Minister Karl Lauterbach said: “Hospitals are in the greatest emergency.”

“Gerald Goss”, the head of the DKG, basically showed himself to be open to this issue, but at first he called for a preliminary law to ensure the economic security of hospitals. He emphasized that this is the only way to prevent the clinics from going bankrupt before major hospital reforms.

The government’s plans envisage the uniform division of clinics across the country into three levels with appropriate funding, including clinics close to home for primary and emergency care, homes with regular and specialized care – that is, services Additional – and “maximum care providers” such as academic clinics.

Many German hospitals were in a precarious financial situation before the rapid increase in energy prices. The federal government had promised billions of aid to improve their situation.

The German Hospital Association (DKG) also announced last year that German clinics will be affected by an unprecedented wave of bankruptcies next year. “In 2023, a wave of bankruptcies will flood our clinics that will be hard to stop,” said Gerald Gass, the leader of the association.


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