Questionnaire - lack of nursing staff

 
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Dear ECHDO-members,

All around Europe and particularly in Germany we are in a state of emergency because of an enormous shortage of nursing staff. The situation in German is really dramatic: about 25 % of the beds in the intensive care units cannot be used because of the shortage of staff. This is also the reason for postponing surgeries in many cases. We all know what it means for parents and children, to travel many kilometers to the treating hospital and to hear there all the preparation, the consideration and the organizing has been in vain. We would like to know more about the situation in your countries.

We kindly ask you to answer the following questions until the 31st of January 2019. 

If no, is there a compulsary definition of how many nursing staff members per patient/open heart surgery are mandatory?