Since March 2020, about 1,000 operations at Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen have been postponed as a result of the corona situation.
From the lockdown on March 12, 2020, until Easter of the same year, between 550 and 600 operations were postponed at the hospital. After October 2021, hundreds of operations were postponed, according to the figures that chief medical officer Christian Beisland at Haukeland University Hospital presented to the newspaper Bergensavisen on Thursday.
All the delays were related to the pandemic and the hospital’s pandemic preparedness level.
In December, Beisland told BA that staff shortages and corona outbreaks led to the postponements this autumn.
“Unfortunately, it often affects patients with chronic disorders and a lot of pain,” Beisland said at the time.
Source : NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews
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