Hesse: Great demand in the Frankfurt post-Covid ambulance

Wiesbaden/Frankfurt (dpa/lhe) - The post-Covid outpatient clinic at the Frankfurt University Hospital is to be restructured due to the high demand for advice.

Hesse: Great demand in the Frankfurt post-Covid ambulance

Wiesbaden/Frankfurt (dpa/lhe) - The post-Covid outpatient clinic at the Frankfurt University Hospital is to be restructured due to the high demand for advice. There are currently no free appointments, the two senior professors, infectiologist Maria Vehreschild and pneumologist Gernot Rohde, reported on Thursday in Wiesbaden.

In the future there will be a central point for initial contact. There, the employees question and examine the patients and assess previous findings. Depending on the focus of the complaints, those affected are then referred to specialized outpatient clinics in the clinic, such as pneumology, but also cardiology, neurology, psychiatry and rheumatology.

"The rush of patients doesn't stop," Rohde said, adding that there was a long waiting list. "As of now, we can only make new appointments at the end of the year at the earliest." He hopes that the new structure of the outpatient clinic will ease the situation. "The goal is that we can then see at least ten patients a day."

There are only other university post-Covid outpatient clinics in Hesse in Gießen and Marburg. "The need is there," said Minister of Social Affairs Kai Klose (Greens). "If the demand stays the way it is, I can imagine that the supply will be stabilized." The Ministry of Science is funding the university post-Covid outpatient clinics in 2022 with almost 700,000 euros.

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