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German goverment provides funds for Hamburg's hospitals

EUR 13.5 million in funds from government and city of Hamburg to refurbish hospitals in Harburg - more funding not ruled out

The German government and the city of Hamburg are putting EUR 6.75 million (EUR 13.5 million in total) each towards refurbishing the Helios Mariahilf Klinik Hamburg and the Asklepios Klinikums Harburg, a press release said Monday. Cornelia Prüfer-Storcks, Senator for Health, said: “The hospitals’ existing strengths will be extended and used to provide even better care for patients.“

Hamburg to be promoted as a centre of health

The funds will go towards building projects and concentrating surgical and internal medical emergency and accident care in the Asklepios Klinikum Harburg. The gynaecology and obstetrics area for the Harburg region has been concentrated at the Helios Mariahilf Klinik Hamburg since early 2016. The funds will also be used to build more labour wards as well as examination and treatment rooms. Funding for other projects has not been ruled out as Hamburg aims to become a centre of health. Prüfer-Storcks said: “I am confident that we will be able to find suitable projects that will benefit from German government funds.”

The German government’s Strukturfonds provides EUR 500 million in structural funding for hospitals in German states. To receive funding, the state requesting monies must pay 50 per cent minimum of the costs.

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