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20 Sep 2022 4:07 p.m

As the “Nordkurier” reports, the German Hospital Society (DKG) warns of the bankruptcy of various clinics in Germany. Increased energy prices and high inflation are no longer manageable for many hospitals. This affects up to 40 percent of all German hospitals.

A report in north courier According to the German Hospital Society e. V. (DKG) that clinics in Germany can no longer bear the increased costs and cannot pass them on. According to a quick survey, up to 40 percent of hospitals would face bankruptcy. Already in the current year, however, a total of 60 percent of the hospitals would be in the red. This situation will worsen in the coming year, the report goes on to say.

dr Gerald Gass, CEO of the DKG office, explained to the north courier:

“In many places, there is a risk of hospitals being closed – with negative consequences for the security of supply. For many districts, this could mean that they have to take on the security order to stand up for insolvent clinics.”

The shortfall for 2023 is estimated at 10 billion euros, Gass continues. The DKG is demanding inflation compensation from the federal government in order to be able to compensate for the sharp increase in hospital expenditure. In the long term, the federal states would then also have to meet their legal obligation to provide sufficient funding.

Again north courier continues to write, according to a current survey by the German Hospital Institute, even 96 percent of hospitals can no longer pay the increased costs from current income. The energy cost increases alone would bring the hospitals to the brink of insolvency.

The problem is that cost increases are clashing with government-regulated prices, the report said. For 2022, only an increase in income for the clinics of 2.32 percent is planned. However, inflation is already at just under eight percent and will rise to ten percent. In addition, there are problems that have been known for years, such as the chronic shortage of staff and the lack of investment cost financing by the federal states, according to the DKG north courier.

In addition, the staff situation in the clinics continues to be tense. Currently, 87 percent of hospitals cannot rule out having to temporarily close wards. And almost 80 percent of the clinics assume that they will have to postpone or cancel operations and interventions that can be planned in the fall due to a lack of staff.

According to the DKG, high personnel requirements from state policy would exacerbate the shortage of personnel. The remaining staff will be overloaded with extreme bureaucracy. The organization demands that employees be freed from too much bureaucracy. “In the worst case, clinics will have no choice but to cut staff to forestall an impending closure. The victims of this politically caused development are the patients,” explained Gass.

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