Thursday, June 27, 2013

Problematic Hospital Put into Bankruptcy

The Ruwaard van Putten Hospital (RPZ) in Spijkenisse has been declared bankrupt by the court in The Hague. The hospital owes 30 million Euro. Minister Schippers had already declared in March that she did not intend to save the hospital from a possible bankruptcy. There were also major medical problems at the hospital. Some heart patients may have died after incorrect diagnoses. At the cardiology department, the number of deaths was higher than the national average. Later it turned out that other departments functioned poorly also. The hospital has been under increased supervision for half a year by the inspectorate of health.

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