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Hospital Affoltern is about to

The city Council Affoltern am Albis today has made a drastic decision public. He recommends that the voting population in the 19th century. May 2019 Affoltern t

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Hospital Affoltern is about to

The city Council Affoltern am Albis today has made a drastic decision public. He recommends that the voting population in the 19th century. May 2019 Affoltern the ' Yes ' to the resolution of the Association's hospital – and at the same time a no to the two planned successor organizations, say it in a message. This means: "no to the planned successor organizations would Affoltern, in all probability, the end for the hospital and for one of the largest and most important employers in the district mean."

The city Council regret this decision deeply. But: "In his role as the Executive authority, the city Council must balance the Welfare of its inhabitants, however, higher than the Well-being of the hospital personnel," the statement continues.

the municipality funds would writes charged to

The city Council that the purpose of the Association the hospital had become Affoltern for all participating municipalities to the mortgage. In this form, the hospital was no longer competitive and no longer would probably have resulted from 2022 on the cantonal hospital list. "From this Moment on, the purpose of the Association of municipalities for the case-based lump sums, which would burden the municipality's coffers in unverantwortbarem mass would have to," writes the city Council. The delegates of the 14 special-purpose Association-municipalities are, therefore, agreed that The Association should be dissolved.

In today's quality of health care, the city Council would like to make but equally, he protested. Instead of the hospital is to be built, therefore, in the city centre, a Permanence, which is open 365 days of the year. The rescue service would be centrally stationed, so that help in case of emergency is quickly on site as it is today.

About 700 employees

The hospital Affoltern is one of those Zurich country hospitals, which have survived the great closing shaft end of the Nineties and the beginning of zero years. In 1998, health Director Verena Diener (GLP) rolled up with your hospital Zurich hospital to list landscape and prescribed her a streamlining. The result of mergers and closures. So had to adjust, for example, in Adliswil, Thalwil, Dielsdorf, Bauma, Pfäffikon, forest, or RUTI country hospitals in their operation. Richterswil, the Paracelsus-hospital, Affoltern survived this turbulent time.

The hospital Affoltern a fight but no longer for Survival. The infrastructure is outdated and increasingly stringent regulations of the Canton with respect to case numbers and cost effectiveness to the small hospital. The hospital employs approximately 700 employees.

last November, the hospital management presented their strategy for the future, to ensure the Survival. A new building with an ambulatory surgery center that focus on the age of medicine and a close cooperation with the Zurich city hospital Triemli should have been the recipe.

Thus, the operating Commission, this survival could implement strategy, however, would need the majority of the voting citizens and voters, citizens. 19. May take place in the 14 municipalities of the Association to a vote. This would have to agree to, among other things, the establishment of a non-profit joint-stock company by the municipalities, which would act as a sponsor. But this is the Affoltemer city Council rejects. (sip)

Created: 12.02.2019, 10:04 PM

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