“The stories of the family and the patients are very troubling”, says the doctor, Marie Vandecasteele (PVDA). “Also the staff pulls for years to sound the alarm. Belgium scores poorly in terms of staffing levels in hospitals. To the necessary quality guarantee should additional staff be hired. We put this on the agenda of the next Antwerp city council, of 29 april.”
“We must make sure of the high quality expected in our public hospitals. The responsible ships Fons Duchateau the stories very seriously. It is equally disturbing that he has this problems not previously picked up things and dealt with it.”the 20,000 extra nurses
“Nurses say to me that the high pressure is still not the worst of it is,” continues Marie Vandecasteele. “What is worse is that they have the feeling to go home is not the care that they want to offer. Belgium scores poorly in terms of staffing levels in hospitals. With the LABOUR party, we ask in our country is urgent to 20,000 extra nurses to take to the European average.” According to the party, there are in Belgium eleven beds per nurse, in Europe is that only eight beds. In the Netherlands, is the bestaffingsratio one per seven, in topland Norway one per five.
Also minister of Welfare and public Health, Jo Vandeurzen responded already on the abuses: