The Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam (AMC) introduces a special navigation app so patients can find their way easier in the hospital The app can be installed on all smartphones.
45 hospitals get the new label senior friendly hospital. Several elderly organizations joined forces to develop the new label. 130 hospitals were submitted to the test.
Princess Beatrix was dismissed from the hospital on Monday morning and returned to castle Huis ten Bosch in The Hague.
More and more Dutch hospitals remove ‘plofkip’ from te menu. Three large regional hospitals did already change to different style ckicken, six wil soon change to chicken with on the label one or two Better Life stars. This was reported by Wakker Dier.
‘Plofkip’ is a chicken who is administered a lot of antibiotics. By eating these animals, people also take these medicines in and because of that there are more resistant bacteria. This can be a threat to public health.
Just after 4pm a stabbing occurred at the entrance of the Central Station in Amsterdam. One person was brought to hospital with unknown injuries.
The HagaZiekenhuis, a hospital in The Hague, will perform heart surgery again from Tuesday. At the end of March operations in the department of cardiac surgery were put on hold after the hospital didn’t follow their own procedures.
Two boys of 14 and 15 years old violently robbed an 80-year-old woman on Monday.
More than 4,500 times a year, hospital staff become victims of physical and verbal violence. In more than 200 cases, the violence is so severe that the perpetrator gets a permanent ban for accessing the hospital. Minister Edith Schippers (Health) thinks these incidents are totally unacceptable.
On a request of the AD, a third of all hospitals gave access to data about intimidation against their staff. Extrapolated to all 93 Dutch hospitals, the figures come down to 4,500 times a year, which means twelve times a day.
The four boys who tried to rob a 9-year-old girl on Wednesday, went to the police. The girl ended up in hospital with a concussion and bleeding in her brains.
The Wednesday TV special “Together Against Child Cancer” has raised over 3.5 million euro (3,556,000 to be exact). A total of 711,200 symbolic stones were sold each for 5 euro. The collected money is intended for the construction of the Princess Máxima Centre in Utrecht. The amount may still grow because the campaign is not yet finished.
The chance that you will die in a hospital seems to highly depend on the province where you live! The number of patients who die in a hospital is lowest in Zeeland, Groningen and Friesland and highest in the province of Limburg.