Baden-Württemberg: Südwest-Kliniken demand immediate help from the federal government

Stuttgart (dpa / lsw) - The Baden-Württemberg Hospital Association (BWKG) warns of a major financial imbalance in the clinics.

Baden-Württemberg: Südwest-Kliniken demand immediate help from the federal government

Stuttgart (dpa / lsw) - The Baden-Württemberg Hospital Association (BWKG) warns of a major financial imbalance in the clinics. Your BWKG boss Heiner Scheffold called for an immediate program from the federal government in Stuttgart on Sunday to ensure the supply. The hospitals are heavily burdened by the unexpected Covid summer wave and the consequences of the Ukraine war, according to a letter to health politicians from the federal and state governments.

Scheffold pointed out that the treatment of patients was limited by corona cases among staff. This leads to lower income. In addition, price increases made it difficult for the clinics. A medium scenario assumes additional costs of 640 million euros. "Unlike other commercial enterprises, hospitals cannot simply increase their prices when their costs rise. Because their prices are regulated by law." The reserves have been used up.

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