Lack of nurses: Last winter, this clinic fought a corona triage. Now the virus is no longer the biggest concern

The ups and downs of the pandemic can be seen at the University Hospital Dresden on small magnets with exclamation marks on them.

Lack of nurses: Last winter, this clinic fought a corona triage. Now the virus is no longer the biggest concern

The ups and downs of the pandemic can be seen at the University Hospital Dresden on small magnets with exclamation marks on them. They hang on a map at the entrance to the anesthesiology intensive care unit, all the hospital beds are listed on it, along with the names of the patients. The patients with an exclamation mark, "these are the particularly serious cases," says intensive care nurse Tobias Kolbe.

The situation in many German hospitals is more precarious than it has been for a long time. The clinics are being burdened threefold in these weeks: the corona numbers are increasing, energy prices are climbing to unknown heights and, above all, there is a lack of staff, especially in nursing.

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