Hospitals within the crimson and it is not over
Lseverely weakened: for the Belfius financial institution, the monetary scenario of the hospital sector is obvious. Whereas it has not but absolutely recovered from the pandemic, whereas the current disaster nonetheless has many surprises in retailer for us, “Belgian hospitals are as soon as once more beneath extreme pressure”, guarantee the financial institution’s analysts.
Yearly, they undergo the accounts of the nation’s common hospitals to determine the strains of drive. Amongst them, we observe the persistence of the decline in exercise: in 2021, typical admissions stay down 9.3% in comparison with the final reference yr of 2019 (2020 having been fully disrupted by the pandemic), with repercussions on the mattress occupancy price (65% in 2021 in comparison with 72 in 2019). Alternatively, day admissions have virtually returned to their 2019 degree.
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