View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
December 6, 2010

Czech Government Plans Closure of Redundant Hospital Wards

The Czech Government is considering plans to close redundant hospital wards, transform acute care hospitals into long-term facilities and fuse small hospitals. Prime Minister Petr Necas said reform of the provision of bed healthcare was an indispensable step. "We will have t

By cms admin

The Czech Government is considering plans to close redundant hospital wards, transform acute care hospitals into long-term facilities and fuse small hospitals.

Prime Minister Petr Necas said reform of the provision of bed healthcare was an indispensable step.

“We will have to check whether some of the hospitals that are part of a network of former district hospitals can be transformed into long-term care facilities, and whether we will have fully fledged hospitals with 15 posts of chief surgeons,” Necas told Czech television .

The government will also avoid buying expensive equipment for hospitals situated close to one another, as it was found that equipment was not fully used and their maintenance was expensive.

According to statistical data collected by the Institute of Health Information and Statistics, nearly one half of Czech hospitals were running at a financial loss in mid 2010.

Related Companies

NEWSLETTER Sign up Tick the boxes of the newsletters you would like to receive. Get important industry news and analysis sent to your inbox
I consent to GlobalData UK Limited collecting my details provided via this form in accordance with the Privacy Policy
SUBSCRIBED

THANK YOU

Thank you for subscribing to Hospital Management