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Emergency call button in the Swiss hospitals was

Several Swiss hospitals were struggling in the new year with a system breakdown. The important emergency call button that is connected to the bed, and sent no Signal. As the online portal "Watson," reported, of the University hospitals of Zurich and Basel, as well as the island hospital of Bern, the Lucerne cantonal hospital the cantonal hospital of Aarau, Switzerland, the Zug cantonal hospital, and a few departments of other medical facilities affected.

the reason was a software error, according to the newspaper, exactly one Minute after midnight on the 1. January showed up. In most places, the glitch could be fixed. Not every hospital had to struggle with the same problems. The whole System was, another Time, the sound worked only, or light system.

the Latter was at the University hospital Zurich. "At midnight, there was a partial failure of the monitors in the Patientenruf system," says Katrin Hürlimann, media spokesperson of the USZ. Reason, by the change of year occurred the software was error. An Update could solve the Problem in the last two days.

a baby phone, and bells

the safety of the patients, nevertheless, ensure to be able to put some hospitals to take on additional staff. Employees patrolled the corridors and in some rooms the doors were left open, to the Calls of patients to hear.

writes, Like "Watson," were used in Kantonsspital Luzern and even baby monitors. In Solothurn, bells were distributed to the patients. The hospitals tell, it came in spite of the difficult Situation, with no particular incidents. Currently, a detailed investigation of such incidents in the future, avoid running.

Taken from "20 minutes", edited by Tagesanzeiger.ch/Newsnet. (TA)

Created: 04.01.2019, 09:03 PM

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