Hospital directors: Paramedics are frustrated, there is a lack of motivation

Updates: 23.11.2021 17:50

Prague – According to hospital directors, hospital staff are frustrated that they must also treat people who would not be in hospitals if they were vaccinated against covid-19. Michal Šnorek, director of the České Budějovice Hospital and Petr Arenberger, director of the Faculty Hospital in Královské Vinohrady, stated this in a discussion at the Effective Hospital professional conference today. On Tuesday, the hospitals said current data Over 2,800 of them were hospitalized and unvaccinated. In the intensive care units, the unvaccinated make up 69 percent.

“Our employees want to survive this wave because they are really frustrated that it’s still around and that there are hospitalized people who didn’t have to be there,” Snork said. The hospital he ran in České Budějovice had 182 patients with covid-19 on Monday. According to him, it was the busiest in the country.

During the last wave of the epidemic, the Vinohrady University Hospital had up to 200 beds for covid patients, now it has 170 beds and 160 of them occupied. “The limitation is personnel, not only in terms of the number of hands, but also the motivation or frustration of the staff,” he added. According to him, the hospital also lacks external collaborators, such as medics.

According to Šnorek, the staff situation is also complicated by quarantine measures in schools. The České Budějovice hospital does not have many directly infected paramedics, but many mothers are at home for the so-called care of a family member, typically a small quarantined child.

“The paramedics are such that they can do it. There is no way they can’t do it. When the doctor serves, he survives the service, he has no choice,” he said. According to him, there should be more talk about the fact that “hospital capacities” are not beds and appliances, but real people. “Even the paramedics who are transferred to the covid units are going to mourn with other things. They will collapse, get sick,” he added.

According to current data, around 400 to 500 new patients go to hospitals every day. There are 25 percentage points more since last week. “There are hospitals in Moravia that are so loaded that they have almost the full capacity used. But undoubtedly the wave will reach the Czech Republic,” said former health minister Roman Prymula in the debate.

He expects the total capacity of the hospitals to be relatively busy. “I hope we do not reach the maximum capacity from the first wave,” he added. The maximum number was reported by hospitals on March 15, when 9,500 and 2,000 people were hospitalized in the ICU at the same time.

According to the director of the Institute of Health Information and Statistics (ÚZIS) Ladislav Dušek, around 1,400 high-risk people at risk of hospitalization are newly infected every day. “We have a further increase in the number of hospitalizations. We are inevitably moving towards 6,000 hospitalizations at the moment. Intensive care units are not growing so fast,” he said. Nevertheless, the models show that 900 to 1,100 patients in the ICU can be expected in early December.

According to Dušek, about 69 percent of patients in intensive care are not vaccinated. Of the current 764 patients, 600 do not have the vaccine. “Unfortunately, young people are unvaccinated, rather without major health problems and end up in the ICU,” he added. Thanks to vaccination, according to him, there are currently 2,500 people in the ICU, but “only” the current 700.

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