“A responsible hospital policy must reconcile three goals: quality, economy and security of supply. These goals are partially contrary, ”said Gaß of the“ Rheinische Post ”.
The concept of the clinics is regional health networks with providers who work very closely together. “The maxim is: more cooperation, less competition.” Gaß added: “I assume that in five to ten years we will have fewer hospital beds than is the case today. We will also have fewer hospitals. ”The hospital locations would have to be determined in a politically responsible manner based on the specialist disciplines required and the population density. This must be explained transparently to the population and employees. "We shake hands with such a structural reform," said Gaß, referring to the meeting of the clinic bosses with Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU).