As the high infection rate of the Omikron variant doesn’t stop at AKH staff, General Hospital (AKH) Celle is currently facing major staff challenges. The situation is extremely tense, especially in the medical and nursing fields.
In order to ensure high quality emergency medical care and non-postponable care, all hospital admissions for programmable operations, other programmable and diagnostic interventions will be postponed – of course only if there are no medical reasons to the contrary. All the skills available in the wards and in the emergency room are necessary to be able to treat relevant acute illnesses with available personnel.
“This measure is part of the AKH’s global crown concept to be able to respond appropriately to such situations,” says AKH spokesman Christian Steins. “We ask for the understanding of all affected patients and any relatives. In this situation, all decision makers act with the necessary sense of proportion and tact: patients whose treatment cannot be delayed, of course, will continue to receive medical treatment at the AKH. “
“Finally, we would like to urge everyone in the region to take proven protective measures against corona infection very seriously. In this way, everyone can actively contribute to relieving the burden on Celler Land’s health system.”