More than 500 additional beds in the Hamburg hospitals, the expansion of geriatric medicine, pediatrics and psychiatry, as well as additional services for stroke patients and patients – these are the cornerstones of the new hospital plan 2020 presented by Hamburg’s Minister of Health, Cornelia Prüfer-Storck on 22 December 2015. In order to adjust hospital care to the needs of a growing and aging population in Hamburg and the surrounding areas, the medical infrastructure will be further developed as needed and oriented to quality.
Strengthening the Medicine Metropolis
With extended services and improved infrastructure, Hamburg strengthens its function as medicine metropolis of high appeal. “With the new hospital plan 2020, the performance and efficiency of hospitals in Hamburg will be improved, with one of the most important sites of the healthcare industry in Germany thus strengthened. When updating, we drew conclusions from the increased use of our clinics, and anchored quality specifications to secure high standards of care and safety of patients”, continued Prüfer-Storck.
“While hospital capacity is being reduced throughout Germany, Hamburg creates additional beds in the size of an entire hospital. By 2020, Hamburg will be offering approximately 12,350 beds in hospitals, i.e. an increase of 530 beds compared to today. There are also 1,174 places for partial inpatient treatment. In particular, future areas such as geriatrics, are being developed. In other areas, such as psychiatry, we are increasingly relying on outpatient care”, Prüfer-Storck concluded.
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