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The Ginsterhof Clinic is launching a million-dollar project

Tötensen / Rose Garden Ginsterhof Psychosomatic Clinic expected September 4 to visit: Lower Saxony Social Minister Carola Reimann (SPD) then there will be more on the first soda than 16 million euros expensive new construction, promoting the country with € 9.8 million. With the new building, the number of beds for hospital psychotherapy increases by 22 to 154. Funds from the country come from Reimann's predecessor Cornelia Rundt's (SPD) insurance assets of € 600 million. The rest is funded by the hospital, a non-profit limited liability company, from its own funds and through loans.

The largest home building measure since the 1960s

The backdrop of the largest building measure since the 1960s is the need to rebuild the main house, especially on water, sewer and heating pipes.

This would not be possible during the ongoing work of the house, so a new building should now be created by the spring of 2021. After that, patients will move into new rooms and modernize the main building.

Since July, new parking spaces and ten therapist rooms have been completed, for which the administration building has been increased. They are replacing space that wants to be demolished because of the new building being merged.

The project itself cost 650,000 euros, about 190,000 euros more than originally planned. "We had to come in a second time because there were not enough applicants at first," says Professor Christoph Schmeling-Kludas, general manager and medical director of the clinic. Losing time adds to the rising cost of construction.

Each clinic bed occupies more than 96 percent

But the expansion with the new building is also evident against the backdrop of increasing patient needs. Clinic beds have occupied more than 96 percent for years. "The situation will not relax after the spread," the clinic chief assured.

Thus, in Lower Saxony alone, the number of treatment sites in psychosomatic medicine has more than tripled from 264 to 997 between 2007 and 2019. Patients are usually received by specialists and remain at the Ginsterhof for eight weeks.

About 40 percent of the people from the rural district of Harburg and the three neighboring counties come from the rest of Lower Saxony and northern Germany. The clinic has recently achieved sales of € 12 million and is writing in the black.

The modern double rooms with wet rooms are furnished

The new home has modern, double-bedded rooms with wet cells, and as much as medically or therapeutically needed, single rooms are also offered.

In addition, new rooms for individual and group therapies as well as for conferences and further education should be set up.

An increasing number of patients are leading Schmeling-Kludas to improved diagnosis and experience, which has in the meantime been found to be successful in many cases. "In depression, we can help in more than 90 percent of cases.

Hospital treatment reduces unnecessary suffering at home, ”says an internal and psychosomatic medicine and psychotherapy specialist.

The 66-year-old has been the chief medical officer since 2007 and, since 2012, the clinic's manager and medical director.

New employees are due in 2021

The expansion of the hospital will also increase the workforce, which currently has about 200 employees and 149 full-time employees. For February 2021, we are looking for three physicians and psychologists and a special therapist for motion, music and art therapy offered on location in Tötensen. 6.3 additional posts for medical staff will be announced.

Professor Schmeling-Kludas had little difficulty finding new staff for the home, despite the bottlenecks commonly complained about in the healthcare industry. "The clinic has so far spared a lack of skilled workers."