The Dutch Safety Board is launching an investigation into the way in which patient safety was handled after MC Slotervaart in Amsterdam and the MC IJsselmeer hospitals in Lelystad and surroundings were declared bankrupt last week. The Safety Board wants to examine how the interests of the patients were weighed before and during the bankruptcy process, NU.nl reports.
The hospitals were declared bankrupt on Thursday. On Friday all patients in MC Slotervaart had to leave the bankrupt hospital before 3:00 p.m. Around 50 patients were transferred to other hospitals by ambulance. This was experienced as very stressful by many of the patients, healthcare professionals said, according to the newspaper.
According to MC Sloterv…
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