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European Union of Private Hospitals

EU Care Strategy for caregivers and care

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EPHA awards finalist 2022 – Workplace excellence – EKH Vienna

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EPHA awards finalist 2022 – Best patient focused initiative – Hospital da Luz, Portugal

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EU response to COVID-19: preparing for autumn and winter 2022 -2023

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Call for EU reference laboratories for high-risk in vitro diagnostic medical devices (IVDs)

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EU Health Summit 15.10.2022

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Health changes in Portugal

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Internists in France – Stop the contempt, the temperature is rising

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Hospital architecture in the second half of the 20th century

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ASPE calls for consultative participation of the private sector in the creation of the new National Public Health Agency

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Subsidies are rising – high time for true costs in the hospital sector

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Interview with Dr. Gerald Gaß, Chairman of the Board of the German Hospital Federation (Deutsche Krankenhaus Gesellschaft)

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Interview with Thomas Bublitz, Chief Executive of the German Federation of Private Hospitals (BDPK)

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New EU4Health call for tenders on EU preparedness: training programmes for health specialists

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Second wave of EU4Health calls 2022

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European Health Union: A new EU approach on cancer detection – screening more and screening better

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UEHP at Health Procurement Summit 2022

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Nuova Villa Bellombra, Bologna, Italy

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Averardo Orta elected President of ECHO

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EPHA awards finalists – Work place excellence

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Quality and equity of access must be the guiding criteria for accreditation

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Hospital reform needs: outpatient opening, networking, specialisation

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The Czech Republic takes over the Presidency of the Council of the EU

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EPHA awards 2022 – Most advanced Hospital in value-based healthcare (VBCH)

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EPHA awards 2022 – Best patient focused initiative

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EPHA awards 2022 – Workplace excellence

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EPHA awards 2022 – Best prevention initiative

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EHPA awards 2022 – Best news coverage of the year

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EPHA awards 2022 – Greenest hospital in Europe

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EPHA awards 2022 – Best model of clinical innovation

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Launch of the SSC policy report ‘Surgical smoke – An underestimated health hazard’ 

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Milano International Life Sciences Forum

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HIMSS 2022 EU Conference: Re-imagine health

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Iberic Summit 2022 & UEHP Council Meeting

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Affirming Health and Private Hospitals

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Historic Hospitals – Forgotten Heritage

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Major milestones towards the European Health Data Space

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European Health Union: deal on stronger cross-border cooperation

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Historic Hospitals – Forgotten Heritage

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Isabel de la Mata, Principal Advisor for Health and Crisis management, European Commission, DG Health and Food Safety

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Milano International Life Sciences Forum

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Crisis in Ukraine, AIOP donates 50,000 euros to the Italian Red Cross

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The C4U2BE by Helios, quickly and locally accessible medicine for everyone

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International Nurses Day 2022 – 7400 Employees from Austrian private hospitals rewarded

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Gala of the European Private Hospital Awards

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A new EU Global Health Strategy

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The roadmap of the new Minister of Health and Prevention

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UEHP at SANTEXPO 2022 in Paris

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International Nurses Day 2022

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Launch of the European Health Data Space (EHDS)

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Calls 2022 for Horizon Europe Research and Innovation Missions

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The EU Health Policy Platform presents the 2021 Joint Statements

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Timeline of the EU’s health action during COVID19 pandemic

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Patients’ rights in the EU in cross-border healthcare

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UEHP joins the Surgical Smoke Coalition

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Iberian Summit of Private Hospitals 2022

The 3rd Iberian Summit of Private Health will take place on 23 June in Lisbon. The objective of this summit, jointly organised by the Spanish and Portuguese private hospital federations (ASPE and APHP), is to raise awareness of European private healthcare and to exchange knowledge.

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Health priorities for a five-year period

APRIL 2022 – A new period in our democratic life is beginning, and the expectations of the French people, after two years of pandemic, have probably never been so high with regard to their health system. They are worried about access to care, about the health of their children, about the sustainability of a model of which they are justly proud. They are torn between unshakeable confidence in health professionals and the impression that the principles of care are deteriorating.

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The first European Private Hospital Award goes to…. all of us

APRIL 2022 – It is true, we are all to be congratulated. It is only the first edition of the European Private Hospital Awards and two major goals have already been achieved: to unite around a European initiative (through the UEHP) and to promote the participation of private hospitals from all over Europe.

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The Polish Association of Private Hospitals (OSSP) is mobilising to help Ukraine

APRIL 2022 – The Polish Federation of Private Hospitals, an active member of the UEHP, is very close to the humanitarian tragedy in Ukraine. Historically, we have relations with Ukrainian hospitals, we are neighbours, our languages are similar, our history is similar.

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Vote for health!

FEBRAURY 2022 – The health crisis still dominates the news. At least, it has made it possible to acknowledge the remarkable mobilisation of health actors while highlighting ways to improve the system itself.

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Call for proposals for NGOs launched to support mental health of Ukrainian refugees

A € 2 million call for proposals for non-governmental organisations has been launched on 20 April to support mental health of displaced people from Ukraine.

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Factsheet release on Temporary Protection Directive

The European Commission has just released a factsheet on Access to health care in EU countries for persons displaced from Ukraine.

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2022 HIMSS European Health Conference & Exhibition

The 2022 HIMSS European Health Conference & Exhibition brings the European healthcare community back together in Helsinki, Finland from 14 to 16 June 2022. It will feature HIMSS’s knowledge, expertise and thought leadership in healthcare digitisation, and Accelerate Health’s network of entrepreneurs and investors showcasing the latest and most innovative health tech solutions.

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MyHealth@EU – Accelerating the eHealth shift through cross-border cooperation

Last 7 April 2022, our President, Dr Paul Garassus, spoke at the conference “MyHealth@EU – Accelerating the eHealth shift through cross-border cooperation”, organised by the Agence du numérique en santé in the context of the French presidency of the Council of the EU.
He brought the private hospitals voice to the debate on the use of health data in Europe.

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European Patients’ Rights Day 2022

Last 20-21 April, we celebrated the 16th edition of the European Patients’ Rights Day 2022, organized by Active Citizenship Network, as a big multi-stakeholder conference focused on the role played by key actors in the decision-making process on health priorities.

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GREEN HOSPITALS: Saint Roch Clinic, Cambrai, a sustainable development champion

FEBRUARY 2022 – Committed to a sustainable development approach since 2008, the Saint Roch Clinic in Cambrai has already exceeded the Paris Agreements.

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COVID-19 vaccine study: Private clinics cooperate

FEBRAURY 2022 – Since the middle of last year, the Schön Klinik Düsseldorf and the Helios Klinik Berlin-Buch have been project partners of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) in the multicentre COViK study. The COViK study is a hospital-based case-control study with the aim of gaining insights into the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines.

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Merger control guarantees competition and quality

SEPTEMBER 2021 – The German Federal Cartel Office released on 2 September its Sector Inquiry into German Hospitals report 2021. The outcome of the inquiry confirms the important role played by competition in ensuring the quality of health care for the population.

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G20 Health Italia 2021- “Enhancing public-private partnerships for a more effective healthcare system”

SEPTEMBER 2021 – Rome, 6 September 2021: “The importance of the synergy between the private sector of the NHS and the public sector has clearly emerged from the G20 on Health, in a joint effort involving citizens, health workers, institutions and companies.

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Good practices in the design of hospital space during a pandemic

JUNE 2021 – A team of Polish scientists from the VITA Management design office and the Wrocław University of Science and Technology are looking for European research partners, as well as hospitals ready to share their own experiences in preparing for the safe treatment of patients in the current COVID-19 pandemic. The objective of the project is to develop guidelines for the creation of hospitals for future pandemics using the best European experience of hospitals created for the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021.

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Klinik-Fakten (hospital facts) website goes online

JUNE 2021 – One-sided or false information leads to distorted judgements. Klinik-Fakten.de counteracts this and uncovers false reports, rumours and half-truths in the health sector.

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Spanish private hospitals hired 5,000 professionals in 2020 despite the strong impact of COVID-19

JUNE 2021 – The Spanish Private Health Alliance (ASPE) has measured in a complete report the impact of the pandemic in its 288 general hospital centers (those with the highest incidence due to the pandemic) during 2020. The study concludes that: the Spanish private health sector has faced extreme difficulties, with an unprecedented reduction in ordinary activity and dealing with extraordinary cost overruns related to COVID-19.

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Working and serving in a pandemic year

JUNE 2021 – We are in 2021 and APHP is celebrating a remarkable milestone: 50 years of representing the private hospital sector in Portugal. What a journey it has been! Year after year, private hospitals have been fulfilling their role and making the investments that have led to clinical excellence, greater national coverage and today we constitute an increasingly respected sector.

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Asklepios, a strong partner during the pandemic

FEBRUARY 2021 – Interview to Prof. Dr. Christoph Herborn, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Asklepios and responsible for international relations

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Inauguration of Hospital Internacional dos Açores (HIA)

MARCH 2021 – The Hospital Internacional dos Açores (HIA) has been officially inaugurated today, 8th March 2021.

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Portuguese Presidency ready to deliver… Health has never been so present in European politics

JANUARY 2021 – This semester Portugal takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU), at a time when the Covid-19 pandemic and its socio-economic consequences represent an unprecedented challenge for the EU and its Member States.

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A newly elected President for the French Federation of Private Acute Care Hospitals (FHP-MCO)

JANUARY 2021 – Frédérique Gama, newly elected president of the French Federation of Private Acute Care Hospitals (FHP-MCO) and Director of the Charcot Clinic near Lyon

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Portuguese private health establishments sign protocol with 70 patient’s associations to improve access to care

NOVEMBER 2020 – On Wednesday November 11th, the members of the National Strategic Health Council of CIP and 70 Patient Associations signed a Document of Understanding that establishes measures to guarantee and improve the access of patients to care.

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Oscar Gaspar elected Vice President of BusinessEurope

JUNE 2020 – Oscar Gaspar, President of APHP and Vice President of the Executive Committee of CIP was elected Vice President of BusinessEurope for a one-year term with effect from 1 July.

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Restarting the activity after the lockdown

MAY 2020 – What is the impact of the crisis on the current hospital activity in your country? The Spanish private health sector has lived through three very different scenarios:

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Restarting the activity after the lockdown

MAY 2020 – From the 4th of May, less restrictive measures adopted by the Italian Government, allowed the citizens to put their lives back together, in a very slow and controlled way.

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Restarting the activity after the lockdown

MAY 2020 – In Austria the resumption of activity is ongoing and private clinics choose different strategies to renew with a normal operating mode. Private clinics have been affected by the crisis in very different ways. Some establishments have been involved in the national emergency plan and have played a key role in it, like the PemiQaMed hospitals in Vienna.

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Private clinics innovate during Corona

MAY 2020 – New service schedules, establishment of infection wards, procurement of protective equipment – the clinics have adapted to the coronavirus at lightning speed and in a variety of ways. In the process, they have developed various particularly creative ideas.

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Restarting the activity after the lockdown

MAY 2020 – Interview to Grigoris Sarafianos, President of the Panhellenic Union of Private Hospitals

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The private hospital sector is an increasingly relevant component of the Portuguese Health System

APRIL 2020 – In its usual publication on the World Health Day (April 7), the Portuguese Statistics Institute (INE) published the most up-to-date data on the established capacity and the activity carried out by the country’s health system. Information from the INE reveals that there is a greater number of private hospitals and there is an increase in the activity of private hospitals in all areas.

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Coronavirus: ASPE proposes economic-financial measures to make health establishments viable

APRIL 2020 – The Spanish private health sector asks the Spanish Government to maintain these measures for two months.

The Spanish Private Health Alliance (ASPE) has proposed to the Government 10 measures to ensure the economic viability of the private health sector, which is currently collaborating with public health authorities in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Hospitals working together in the fight against COVID-19

APRIL 2020 – The 44 private hospitals of Emilia Romagna are ready to deal with the Covid19 emergency and all the immediate after effects. AIOP Emilia Romagna is working alongside the Region, with whom it has signed an agreement of total collaboration.

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Gruppo San Donato plays a central role in the daily fight against the coronavirus

APRIL 2020 – The evolution of the situation has reinforced the central role of the Gruppo San Donato in the continuous and daily fight against the virus in its hospitals.
To date, we have 1 943 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in our facilities, including 220 critically ill patients on CPAP and 165 intubated patients in intensive care beds.

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Private hospital providers have the capacity to free up a high amount of ICU high care beds

APRIL 2020 – During the corona pandemic, privately-owned hospitals are trying to create as much capacity as possible for COVID-19 patients.

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Great Success of the Campaign “Rehab, make it better”

FEBRUARY 2020 – The campaign “Rehab, make it better!”, which brings together around 250 rehabilitation institutions and several associations and federations (including BDPK, German Federation Private Hospitals), has won over almost 2,000 supporters in the first three months, and the number of signatories continues to rise.

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Antony Private Hospital, Ramsay Santé Group An emergency department running like clockwork

FEBRUARY 2020 – The Antony Private Hospital in the South of Paris, has the largest private emergency department in France. 15 emergency physicians welcome 70,000 visits a year, with peaks of 280 patients on certain days.

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Signature of a memorandum of understanding on the multiannual nature of hospital resources

FEBRUARY 2020 – All French hospital federations (private commercial, public and private non profit) have signed a memorandum of understanding with the Minister of Health setting minimum rates of progression in hospital financing for the next three years.

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APHP in the leadership of Medical Tourism

JANUARY 2020 – The Portuguese Association of Private Hospitals (APHP), Health Cluster Portugal (HCP) and the public agencies Turismo de Portugal (the national tourist Board) and the Portuguese Trade & Investment Agency (AICEP) signed, on 18 December, a protocol of Cooperation to internationally promote medical tourism in Portugal.

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AMEOS Group – Donate for a good cause

JANUARY 2020 – As each year at Christmas, the AMEOS Group donated to Médecins Sans Frontières to support people in need worldwide. Dr Axel Paeger, CEO of the AMEOS Group and Chairman of the Board of Directors, handed over the donation cheque for 5,000 Swiss francs to Bertrand Michels, Philanthrophy Advisor of MSF, on Monday 16 December 2019

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Elsan Group

SEPTEMBER 2018. Elsan, France’s second largest private clinics group, developed very rapidly in the past two years. In 2017, Elsan acquired the 3rd French private clinics group MédiPôle Partenaires, only two years after Elsan’s creation with the merger between two other groups: Vedici and Vitalia.

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Cybercrime attacks on hospitals

JANUARY 2018. Targeted hacker attacks on critical infrastructure – including medical devices in hospitals – are causing IT experts more and more concern.

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First prophylactic gastrectomy with robotic support in the world

JANUARY 2017. The General Surgery Service of the private hospital HM Sanchinarro in Madrid, directed by Dr Yolanda Quijano and Dr Emilio Vicente, have performed two prophylactic gastrectomies with robotic support on September 7. 2016.

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Earthquake: Italian private clinics show solidarity

DECEMBER 2016. As a result of the devastating earthquake that struck central Italy at the end of October, Aiop Lazio, representing 106 clinics, was activated in order to provide quick assistance to populations affected by the earthquake.

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The Panhellenic Association of Private Clinics awarded by the Minister of Health

SEPTEMBER 2019. On September 5. 2019, the Panhellenic Association of Private Clinics received an award for “its contribution to promoting the health of vulnerable groups”, with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the administration of oncology medicines by Private Clinics.

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Sana Klinikum Hof – Give the day more joy of life Animal assisted therapy in palliative medicine

JANUARY 2020 – Actually, Anna-Maria Grimm, patient of the palliative ward at the Sana Klinikum Hof, thought that she didn’t have much time left. She was admitted to the clinic with an unclear abdominal swelling and two tumors were diagnosed. “My stomach hurt a lot, I just wanted to fall asleep.”

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