As many other European organizations, UEHP has been closely following and monitoring the evolution of the coronavirus in Europe.
UEHP member hospitals have been reporting the severity of the disease in Europe. Italy is the most-affected European country, but the outbreak has been rapidly spreading in all Member States. Spain and France are struggling to curb the spread of the pandemic, as both countries also had to adapt life under coronavirus lockdown.
But WE ARE AT WORK! European Private Hospitals, solicited by their national government, are fully engaged in the fight against the coronavirus, determined to save lives. ICU beds were made available, all non-urgent procedures have been cancelled to make space to the surge of coronavirus patients. A coordinated response is essential.
We find ourselves in an unprecedented situation, but we must now rise to the task. All UEHP member hospitals are present and engaged!
Dr Paul Garassus
President of the European Union of Private Hospitals (UEHP)