The Department of Neurology and Stroke Treatment at the municipal hospital in Toruń was suspended on Friday. New patients will not be admitted, but – as the management assures – those who are already in the facility will be provided with medical care. All because the doctors did not agree to extend the contracts on the current terms.
The Department of Neurology and Stroke Treatment of the Specialist City Hospital in Toruń was suspended on Friday. The management informed about it in a press release sent to the media.
– As we wrote in the statement, operations were suspended on October 1. This does not mean that care for the sick has been suspended. We continue the care, we have a medical team that ensures continuity of treatment – says Sergiusz Sowiński, director of treatment at the Specialist Municipal Hospital. Nicolaus Copernicus in Toruń.
He adds that seriously ill patients will be evacuated to the nearest neurological wards. – To the clinic in Bydgoszcz, possibly Włocławek, if there is room. However, as far as I know, there is also a problem, because these places simply do not exist – adds Sowiński.
Doctors did not extend their contracts
The branch was suspended because specialists did not renew their contracts. As they explain, they are overloaded, because Toruń is visited by patients from almost the entire region. There are 28 beds in the neurological ward at the City Hospital in Toruń, and 41 patients were to be accommodated there at a critical moment.
– There was no will on the part of the management to undertake any honest talks about the terms of the contracts. It worked on a binary basis, absolutely nothing was offered to the doctors, therefore the doctors had no possibility to make any other decision, they were forced to do so – says Daniel Kieliszek, the attorney of doctors who did not renew their contracts.
He adds that doctors wanted to organize the work of the hospital in such a way as to ensure the safety of patients.
– However, even in this respect there were no talks on the part of the management – says Kieliszek.
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