Austria: Vienna, greater health offer in the seven hospitals of religious orders. In one year 450 thousand patients were treated
The organization of the hospitals of the Viennese Orders presented at a press conference yesterday in Vienna, the budget of health services for 2021 and at the same time underlined the good cooperation with the Austrian capital. One fifth of the hospital beds in the capital are located in religious hospitals and about a quarter of the inpatients are treated there. According to the report, 446,000 patients were treated in 2021, of which 89,900 were hospitalized, 27,700 daytime and 328,400 outpatients. A total of 53,400 interventions were performed, of which 18,700 in day hospital and 1,300 outpatient. The seven also made a significant contribution to the care of people with Covid in 2021: approximately 1,560 acute patients (1,190 in normal wards, 370 in intensive care units) were treated and approximately 730 patients received post-Covid hospital care. in four religious hospitals. “The partnership between the non-profit order hospitals and the city of Vienna has proven its worth, even in the difficult conditions of the pandemic,” said Manfred Greher, spokesman for Viennese religious hospitals. There is still the challenge of optimally combining two requirements, according to Greher: “Despite the restrictions for Covid, one must perform as many circumstances as possible of necessary treatments and operations in extremely difficult conditions. And, at the same time, in close collaboration with the Municipality of Vienna, it is necessary to keep the beds free for patients under the Covid regime to provide as needed “. Despite the difficult framework conditions, religious hospitals further expanded their offer and services in 2021 in agreement with the city, presented numerous innovative medical offers and carried out projects to expand the facilities.