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The facts speak against the hospital Affoltern

We know the pattern from the football: A team is in crisis, and the club holds iron at the coach to dismiss him and then a few hours later. Recently this experi

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The facts speak against the hospital Affoltern

We know the pattern from the football: A team is in crisis, and the club holds iron at the coach to dismiss him and then a few hours later. Recently this experience, Raphael Wicky from the FCB and Uli Forte is made from the FCZ. Now, it has taken the hospital Affoltern. 116-year-long him, the city Council of Affoltern am Albis has kept the faith, until on Tuesday. He can see no prospects for the hospital, a further commitment would be financially too risky. Therefore, the city Council recommends that the voting citizens a no to the hospital.

the municipality in which your hospital wants to pull the plug comes as a surprise. Because town of President Clemens Grötsch has been, until recently, as President of the operation, the Commission still clearly behind the hospital. Now it is, of all things, Grötsch, could seal the end of the hospital. It is an unpopular decision that will cost him votes.

But he is irresponsible? On the contrary, It is right that the city Council puts the question of principle. And it is exactly the right Moment. Because the hospital is the largest renewal in its history. A realignment and a total renovation of over 100 million Swiss francs. In addition, you must apply the hospital's new performance contracts. Since it is in the interest of the taxpayer, if the city Council of the cost-Benefit ratio, and the chances of the hospital.

Not absolutely necessary for the supply

The result of this balancing of interests is unusual for the hospital to be clearly negative. That may be especially for older residents, the slopes, particularly at the hospital, painful and incomprehensible. But times have changed. Today, every medium-sized community needs a hospital, the paths have become shorter, the demands of patients higher. The hospital Affoltern has not been able to keep up with the changes in health care right step. This is shown especially in the infrastructure, which has not been renewed for 30 years.

Though the hospital wants to Affoltern with the city hospital Triemli, and Waid work together more closely, it lacks a really strong partner. It is in comparison with the competition is also relatively expensive. The average per-case costs were in 2017, well above the average, although in Affoltern comparatively less complicated cases were treated. For the supply of the hospital is not according to with its 120 beds, and the opinions of experts is absolutely necessary. You could bring the patients out of the Säuliamt easily in the surrounding hospitals.

The fear of the city Council, Affoltern could fall 2022 from the hospital list, so it is not unfounded, and without the performance mandate of the Canton of the hospital would be only right to survive. And his slow death could be for the district capital and the other 13 carrier communities are very expensive. Nevertheless, the fate of the hospital is sealed. The last word on the 19. May the Voters of Affoltern. And not just throw hard facts in the balance, because ultimately the hospital for many employers.

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Created: 13.02.2019, 20:37 Uhr

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