In July, KNVO opened two central emergency service practices at the Marien Hospital in Wesel. There is close cooperation with the hospital.
On July 1, 2022, the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians of North Rhineland (KVNO) will open two new central emergency services in Wesel for outpatient care outside normal working hours – ie evening, night and weekends. This was announced by KVNO on Monday. Separate emergency surgeries are performed at the Marien Hospital in Pastor-Janßen-Straße for adult patients as well as for children and young adults. In the event of severe, non-life-threatening symptoms, patients in the area will be able to contact the outpatient emergency service directly at these locations.
The facilities are operated by KVNO in collaboration with Marien Hospital – this enables close collaboration with the clinic’s inpatient area, according to a statement by the Statutory Health Insurance Physicians Association. Dr. says. Frank Bergman, CEO of KVNO. “With the new structure, we are also implementing federal and state policy guidelines, which require close collaboration between residents and hospitals in emergency care.”
Marien-Hospital Wesel welcomed the establishment of emergency practices
Marien Hospital officials also welcome the establishment of emergency service practices: “We are pleased that KV North Rhine has decided to establish two emergency service practices at Marien Hospital. This demonstrates a high level of confidence in the performance and efficiency of our company,” says General Manager Karl Ferdinand von Furstenberg. Emergency service practices are a useful addition to emergency departments, which we will continue to provide without restrictions as before in both adult and pediatric medicine.
Adult and young patients will benefit from the fact that from July onwards they will be cared for in the two new clinics by experienced residents with close ties to the hospital. This happens in a fixed location at reliable times and is service oriented. “This modern form of acute medical care is an important contribution to unraveling the sometimes rigid convergence of outpatient and inpatient care. We very much welcome this in terms of more efficient patient care,” emphasized von Furstenberg.
The operating hours of emergency service practices in the area will be adjusted
At the same time as the two facilities in Wesel begin, operating hours for outpatient emergency service practices across the region will be adjusted. Starting in July, in addition to future emergency practice in Wesel, emergency practices at Dinslaken and Moers already in the area will also be open Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7pm to 9pm (previously 7pm to 10pm). , Wednesday and Friday from 3 pm to 9 pm (previously 2 pm to 10 pm). 22 hours). On Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, the Dinslaken emergency practice will be open in the future from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and again from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. (prev. 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. continuously), Moers emergency practice will open In the future on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 9 am to 9 pm (previously 9 am to 9 pm). 22 hr“).
The two emergency pediatric surgeries will be open in the area, at Bethanian Hospital in Moers and practice starting in July at Marin Hospital in the summer months (April 1 to September 30) on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (so far, it has been The facility at Moers is open from 1-5 p.m. at this time). From October 1 to March 31, the outpatient Pediatric Emergency Service operates at both locations from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
KVNO emphasizes that the implementation of medically necessary medical home visits remains unaffected by mandated Wesel emergency service practices. According to KVNO, it can still be requested – especially by bedridden and immobile patients – via the free service number of the outpatient emergency service, 116117.
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