Surgery rooms Refaja Hospital three weeks unavailable because of flies in the rooms
The surgery rooms of Refaja hospital in Stadskanaal are immediately closed due to the presence of flies. They remain in any case closed until Friday 3rd February.
'Because we prioritize patient safety and not take any risks, it was decided not to carry out surgeries in the surgery complex until a solution is found to this problem, "the Refaja said in a statement.
The planned surgeries are moved as much as possible to the other locations of the Treant Care Group, Emmen and Hoogeveen or later rescheduled.
Obstetrics can continue normally into the Refaja. For acute obstetric interventions we move to the old OKC. The emergency care where no acute surgery is necessary, continue in Stadskanaal
Refaja said in a statement.
Yet one more flight found
"The flies are discovered during construction work in the building. Despite various actions there is still one fly found. Currently Treant examine what other actions they can take to control these flies.
This Friday we hope to know more about how long the closure will last and what solutions are possible. "
Patients scheduled for surgery this week, according to the Refaja will be informed as soon as possible.
Operating rooms recently renovated
The surgery rooms in the Refaja changed recently. End of December they were ready to be used.
72 medics could not depart from Munich
THE HAGUE - 72 surgeons and assistants from two hospitals in The Hague could not depart Sunday from Munich. They were at a professional meeting.
The doctors worry whether they can be present again on Monday. Haaglanden Medical Center does not expect that this will happen.
Their KLM flight to Amsterdam was canceled due to fog.
,, There is a lot of uncertainty about whether we arrive in the Netherlands on time. We need to work on Monday, "said a spokesman for the group Sunday.
A spokesman for Haaglanden Medical Center all operations scheduled on Monday, will take place.
"Our staff are now on their way home. We foresee Monday no problems. "
KLM confirms the unfortunate problem, but indicates that all the passengers were transferred to other flights, including Lufthansa.
The flight will be diverted via other airports, such as Frankfurt and Zurich.
,, We had to check in our luggage again. Additional fees were charged.
KLM was no longer reachable, "said one of the stranded surgeons.
However, doctors are hopeful that they arrive tonight at the airport, so they do not disappoint their patients.