The CDU wants to put an expert test to the test 2

The CDU wants to put an expert test to the test

What about the health service in Thuringia? What, as in the previous legislature, was triggered by what doctors, nursing homes, nurses in a nursing home expect from the government?

Questions raised by the actors on the ground in the current issue of Weimar Health Talks. There are many challenges: The future of the hospital in Thuringia, the shortage of doctors, the shortage of nurses.

Measures such as a midwifery roundtable, a state health conference, a telemedicine survey or a specialist doctor have put a lot of things in the right direction, said Health Minister Heike Werner (left). It was not without contradiction.

Minimum standards for patient care

Christoph Zippel, a spokesman for the CDU parliamentary group, has gone a long way in presenting an electoral program that has not yet been approved, his party's health policy requirements. For example, he regards the reform of the hospital structure as a "bad impulse", here the country's policy must consistently set the course and create incentives for the reform process. In his view, the expert's discussed rate belongs to the examination stand.

A topic that causes controversy. He didn't see it that way, he contradicted Hans-Jorg Bittrich, Vice President of the National Medical Association. He called the introduction of specialist rates a bold step. This is how Guido Dressel, the head of the state representation of the Krankenkasse Technician, who is the organizer of a series of talks next to Uniklinikum Jen, described it.

Such a quality standard is accurate, which will put increasing pressure on structures in the future. Rolf Weigel, managing director of Thüringen-Kliniken Saalfeld, called the number of experts a real impulse, but the response was not optimal. Of course, there must be minimum standards for patient care. But instead of an undifferentiated specification, they must be aligned with the day-to-day practice of individual specialist departments.

Thuringia needs more space for potential medical students

There was unity on the podium as well: Thuringia needs more space for potential medical students. Hans-Jörg Bittrich spoke of a ten percent increase and, above all, ways to retain as many graduates as possible in the country.

How large are the construction sites in the care sector, Margit Benkenstein, head of the Federal Association of Private Social Service Providers, has made it clear: The number of schooling has doubled, but that is not enough to close the staffing gap.

Another problem is home care rates. They were raised for better carers' pay. However, for many home residents, this means a jump in monthly care costs. Politics must find the answers to that.

It also expects to abolish about 50 percent of the nursing skilled worker’s rigid rate. This was neither justified nor accessible.