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Poster campaign by German hospitals

In the coming weeks and months, German hospitals will be using posters and information brochures to draw attention to their precarious situation. The German Hospital Federation (DKG) explains the reasons for and aims of the campaign, which is also supported by the BDPK.

The posters use impressive motifs to show the consequences of Federal Health Minister Karl Lauterbach’s policy: Supply bottlenecks are looming, especially in rural regions, if hospitals have to close there. With this campaign, German hospitals are appealing to politicians to shape the necessary hospital reform in such a way that good local medical care is not jeopardised. The campaign is flanked by the BDPK campaign Krankenhausretten.de

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Sharp criticism of Federal Health Minister Karl Lauterbach from the four leading healthcare organisations

The National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (KBV), the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Dentists (KZBV), the German Hospital Federation (DKG) and the ABDA – Federal Association of German Pharmacists’ Associations have sharply criticised the health policy of Federal Health Minister Karl Lauterbach at a joint press conference. In addition to weaknesses in the content of his draft legislation, they accuse him of poor communication.

The top representatives of the four main pillars of healthcare in Germany presented their criticism of Lauterbach’s policy at the Federal Press Conference on 11 April 24. They fear dramatic gaps in care and see an immense bureaucratic burden, which has increased again under the “traffic light” government. The organisations are also strongly opposed to the way in which Karl Lauterbach pursues and communicates his policies. He would repeatedly refer to organisations with legally defined tasks as “lobby groups” and refuse to talk to them. Before the upcoming draft laws enter the parliamentary process, Minister Lauterbach must finally enter into dialogue with those who shape healthcare on a daily basis.

Statement published on the BDPK website