Health changes in Portugal
In Portugal the month of August ended with the resignation of the Health Minister. Problems and failure to provide care in public hospitals filled the headlines and called for change.
The Portuguese health system had already no guaranteed sustainability, according to what OECD and the European Commission said at the end of 2019.
World Health Day 2021
April 7 was World Health Day and this year the World Health Organization launched the motto “Building a fairer, healthier world” and, even in a time when COVID19 prevails, private hospitals are fully aligned to create more and better health conditions. To reach this goal, the private hospital sector invests and, step by step, establishes itself as one of the pillars of the health system.
We excel in times of crisis
It seems that Jean Monnet’s prophecy continues to be true: “Europe will be forged in crises and will be the sum of the solutions adopted for those crises“. In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic threw Europe – all of Europe and, indeed, the whole world – into the worst health crisis of the last 100 years, with many social and economic consequences.
The third wave in Portugal
The current pandemic situation in Portugal is extremely serious, with the count of new cases increasing exponentially since mid-December. The successive days with more than 10,000 daily new infections (more than 1,000 per million inhabitants) and the increasing number of hospitalized and ICU patients are, in addition to the number of deaths, the facts that lead to the conclusion that this third Covid wave is affecting Portugal dramatically.
Study by INE reveals that Portuguese citizens increasingly prefer private hospitals
Following the usual publication of the National Institute of Statistics (INE) for World Health Day (April 7th ) the Portuguese Association of Private Hospitals (APHP) proudly highlights the significant and growing contribution of private hospitals to the Portuguese Health System and perceives it as a clear sign of the preference of Portuguese citizens.