Dozens of patients transferred due to an ICT malfunction
In recent days, Zuyderland has transferred 'dozens' of patients to the hospitals of MUMC + in Maastricht and Laurentius in Roermond due to an ICT malfunction.
A damaged fiber optic cable was the cause of the IT failure at the Zuyderland hospitals in Heerlen and Sittard-Geleen.
"We have now taken over patients from our region, who were stable enough to transport, from other hospitals," said a spokesman for Zuyderland.
Fiber optic cable
The problems started on Thursday morning. "For example, some calls came in and some did not," says a spokesperson. At the end of the afternoon a damage was discovered in the fiber optic cable. Zuyderland uses these for the transport of data and data between hospitals. How the damage occurred is still being investigated.
The failure made Zuyderland's systems unstable. "The instability led to the reorganization of the systems. A time-consuming and very accurate process." In order not to burden the care process further, Zuyderland decided to set an admission stop on Saturday morning.
Fully guaranteed On
Sunday morning, the primary systems appeared to be working again and new patients could be admitted to the hospitals. "These systems are now working in a stable manner. We are currently still testing the remaining systems. The care process is fully guaranteed during the malfunction," emphasizes the spokesman.
Inspectorate SZW: shocking number of companies without Risk inventarisation and Evaluation!
The control of risky situations in the workplace is under pressure, says Marc Kuipers, highest boss of the Inspectorate SZW. Shockingly many companies do not have the legally required risk inventory and evaluation (RIE). He emphasizes the responsibility that employers have for safe and healthy work.
The Inspectorate SZW has observed a worrying upward trend in the number of industrial accidents. In 2016, there were 70 fatalities in the workplace, 19 more than in 2015. The number of non-fatal industrial accidents has also increased, by 13 percent. Kuipers speaks of a trend that must be reversed among companies without RIE.
Shocking number of companies without RIE
Kuipers, the person with highest responsibility at the Inspectorate SZW, is concerned about the cause and effect of the increase in the number of industrial accidents . 30-50 percent of companies in the Netherlands do not have a legally required RIE. “This means that employers do not adequately fulfill their own responsibility. They have to work on that, ”says the inspector general.
Agricultural and green sector
Fortunately, the percentages in the agricultural and green sector are better than the average in the Netherlands, says Math Creemers, director of Stigas. Nevertheless, the challenge in this sector is also to ensure that all companies have an up-to-date RIE. To achieve this, Stigas has recently developed a completely new system for the RIE and is campaigning together with employer and employee organizations to encourage agricultural companies to get started with the RIE.
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Suspicious letters delivered to DPG media buildings and Rotterdam hospital, a total of 19 letters delivered nationwide
19 suspicious letters were delivered Tuesday to companies and hotels in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Amersfoort and Best. The Ikazia Hospital in Rotterdam has also received a letter. Nobody got hurt. In Amsterdam, it concerns a building on the Jacob Bontiusplaats that houses DPG Media editors, an office building on the Overschiestraat, a building on the Basisweg, a building on the Dijselhofplantsoen and two hotels on the Spuistraat and the Kattengat. Two letters were delivered in Rotterdam: at a DPG Media building on Delftseplein and at Ikazia Hospital.
On Tuesday morning, employees of a DPG Media printing company in Best, Brabant, also found a letter. The publisher of the Nederlands Dagblad in Amersfoort also received a letter. In addition, a copy was delivered to an as yet unknown location on a business park in Utrecht. In none of the cases was anyone injured. The police are investigating whether there is a connection between the letters. In a television program "Opsporing Verzocht" , postal workers are urged to call 112 if they feel an envelope with powder in it and not to touch the letter anymore.
Locations where letters have been found
Police will not say what powder was in letters
The police do not want to say exactly what powder is in the letter, because this is perpetrator information. It could be said that the amount of powder was harmless.
DPG Media announces that the letters delivered in Best, Amsterdam and Rotterdam were not addressed to a specific editorial team, but were addressed to customer service. Earlier this year, several companies in the Netherlands were startled by bomb letters. These were also delivered to hotels in Amsterdam. The police cannot yet say whether there is a link.
Caterer Breet stops due to corona: 'This company was my life's work'
Catering and party service J. Breet in Dronten will close its doors on December 1. Owner Jan Breet can no longer keep the family business running due to the corona crisis. The company is a household name in Flevoland. Breet provided catering for companies and festivals in the region. "They were big barbecues and big parties," says Breet as he prepares dishes with meals for delivery to a customer. "But we also catered for weddings and funerals."
After March 15, the hitch came. Breet: "We had a gigantic portfolio again this summer: catering for Walibi and festivals such as Lowlands and Defqon.1. But corona was the final blow." Major festivals were canceled and so the company lost many orders. Breet says that every effort has been made to keep the company financially healthy. "Making take-away meals, compiling luxury packages, special offers for Christmas and New Year's Eve. But we have nevertheless decided to pull the plug as of December 1."
The now 65-year-old caterer looks back on his company with satisfaction and is pleased that six of the seven employees have now changed jobs. “I started 33 years ago from a utility room in Swifterbant and came here in 1993. This company was my pride and life's work,” he says with a lump in the throat. "We came here with our heads held high and we are leaving with our heads held up."
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