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Emergency room
Mar 27 '20 12:40

Emergency rooms in the Netherlands are noticing a sharp decrease in the number of non-coronavirus patients. Doctors are worried that patients who need help are staying away out of fear of the coronavirus, Annemarie van Velden of the Dutch Association for Emergency Room Doctors said to broadcaster NOS.

According to Van Velden, emergency room doctors report that they are seeing about half the patients they normally see. And some of those patients are people with coronavirus, so the number of "regular" emergency room visits is down by around 75 percent, she estimated.

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Oct 10 '19 12:30

The number of serious injuries sustained in cycling accidents increased significantly over the past years. Last year 46,800 thousand cyclists had serious injuries treated in an emergency room, 31 percent more than in 2009, according to figures from VeiligheidNL. The safety expertise center mainly attribute the increase to the aging population and electric bikes.

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Sep 30 '19 13:00

Last year a total of 74,900 elderly people in the Netherlands were treated in emergency rooms for serious injuries after a fall, an increase of 5,200 compared to 2017, according to figures released by VeilgheidNL. 

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Nov 5 '18 09:40

The number of people who end up in the emergency room after taking too much GHB increased explosively over the past years, doctors at the emergency rooms of hospitals in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Nijmegen and Haarlem, and the Dutch association for emergency medical services NVSHA said to NRC. 

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Oct 25 '18 12:00

The MC Slotervaart in Amsterdam will no longer take in any new patients, the hospital decided on Wednesday evening. The operating rooms and intensive care units remain operational only for patients who are already admitted to the hospital. "The patients who are still here are in good hands", a spokesperson said, Het Parool reports.

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Jan 5 '18 07:59

A total of 434 people were treated for fireworks related injuries at the emergency rooms of Dutch hospitals over New Year's, a decrease of 8 percent compared to the year before. The number of victims under te age of 15 increased from 99 last year to 119 this year, according to a joint study by VeiligheidNL and broadcaster NOS.

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May 19 '17 11:35

The ceiling of the emergency room in the VieCuri hospital in Venlo collapsed on Thursday night, a spokesperson confirmed to NU.nl. No one was injured.

"The ceiling came down at 11:30 p.m. on Thursday", the spokesperson said to the newspaper. "The crisis team immediately gathered and a cleaning team started cleaning last night."

The hospital will release a statement about the consequences for patients during the course of the day. 

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Mar 20 '17 10:04

A mandatory questionnaire Dutch doctors have to fill in to detect child abuse very often leads to false accusations, according to medical researcher Maartje Schouten. In more than 9 out of 10 cases in which the questionnaire indicates child abuse, the accusations are unfounded, she said to NOS. 

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May 31 '16 12:30

Every week over 700 school pupils need first aid after an accident at school, according to new figures from ViligheidNL. The majority of these accidents happen during gym class

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Apr 25 '16 10:02

Dutch emergency room doctors are calling on the government to make alcohol more expensive and more difficult to come by. They've had enough of drunk, aggressive patients acting out in emergency rooms, the Dutch association for emergency room doctors NVSHA said

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Sep 3 '15 11:35

Doctors at the Maxima Medical Center are using a different approach to calm kids down when they end up in the hospital's emergency room - nitrous oxide, better known as laughing gas. According to the hospital, it prevents these children suffering unnecessary pain and anxiety during treatment and also means that treatment can be done faster.

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Jul 6 '15 09:39

The emergency room of the Bravis hospital in Roosendaal has been closed after a man with symptoms of the highly infectious Ebola virus was brought in on Saturday, the hospital announced on Sunday.

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Jan 5 '15 13:13

At least 574 people were treated for fireworks-related injuries in the Netherlands on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, according to safety firm VeiligheidNL. The organization says it is a sharp drop from last year's celebrations, when an additional 126 were hurt.

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