There is a shortage of places in intensive care units

Intensive care units all over Germany are full, and many hospitals no longer even have single beds available.

There is a shortage of places in these wards in 50 of the approximately 400 counties across the country. The worst situation is in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg, and emergency services often have to travel long distances to find single beds for patients in neighboring counties, describes RND.

There is also a lack of places in intensive care units in several counties in Lower Saxony (eg Celle or Gifhorn), Brandenburg (Frankfurt on the Oder), Saxony-Anhalt, Rhineland and Thuringia (Jena).

The head of the RKI gives the alarm

Concern over the situation in hospitals and clinics was expressed by the head of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) Lothar Wieler. “We have never been as worried as we are today,” he stressed.

The number of critically ill COVID-19 patients is growing, and stroke survivors and people with other serious illnesses have to seek a vacant bed in intensive care for up to two hours in some places. (..). And that will only get worse, especially when this happens in several regions and over a long period of time. Standard patient relocation options, which can sometimes be used as a buffer, are usually only possible to a very limited extent due to the many difficult cases, Wieler explained.

According to DIVI, the problem arises when the percentage of available vacant beds in the ICU drops below 15 or even 10%. Meanwhile, in the Bavarian capital of Munich on Monday, more than 95 percent was occupied. places in intensive care units.

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