Liège Province hospitals are sounding the alarm. In the houses CHU, CHR and CHC, an occupancy of 112 percent of phase 1B was achieved. Phase 1B means that half of the hospital beds must be reserved for corona patients.
Currently more patients with other pathologies are being treated with it than the disaster plan allows. That said the medical director of the Liège University Hospital, Pierre Gillet. Patients are already being transferred to other hospitals.
Operating theaters would be converted into Covid stations from Monday. The first patients in the intensive care units will soon have to be transferred to other houses. The biggest problem, however, is the thin staffing levels. There is a massive shortage of nurses.
Both in the corona stations and in all other areas. According to the Liège hospital director Gillet, the occupancy level of March-April has now been reached in the corona stations.

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