Hardly any free intensive care beds for children in Germany

Emergency physicians warn of “catastrophic situation”

Emergency physicians warn of a “catastrophic situation” in German children’s intensive care units. There are only 83 free beds there – that’s 0.75 per clinic, said the German Interdisciplinary Association for Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (DIVI) on Thursday in Munich, citing an ad hoc survey. It’s also getting tight on the normal wards: 43 of the 110 children’s hospitals recently didn’t have a single bed left on the normal ward.

Every second clinic has reported that in the past 24 hours they have not been able to accept at least one child for pediatric intensive care after a request from the rescue service or emergency room. “This situation is getting worse from year to year and is carried out on the backs of critically ill children,” explained DIVI Secretary General Florian Hoffmann. 

According to DIVI, 130 children’s hospitals were written to for the survey, and 110 houses had made their data from the sampling day on November 24th available.

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