Restructuring of the pediatric intensive care unit
Magdeburg University Medical Center is temporarily closing its pediatric intensive care unit against the backdrop of a lack of available specialists. The neonatal and premature infant intensive care unit is not affected by the closure.
Thus, newborn and premature infant care as well as emergency care for children are still ensured and, thanks to the cooperation with the University Medical Center Halle, elective intensive care is ensured across all hospitals.
Both the well-being of the child and the best possible care for our young patients are the highest priority for Magdeburg University Medical Center. Therefore, the temporary closure is necessary due to the current tight labor market situation in the field of pediatric intensive care specialists.
"As in many other regions of Germany, the current staffing shortages in post-Corona times and the associated difficulties in pediatric and adolescent medicine are hitting Magdeburg University Medical Center in full force," said Stefan Rudolph, head of marketing and communications.
"The time of the temporary closure, in connection with the cooperation with Halle, will be used by Magdeburg University Medical Center to strengthen the pediatric intensive care unit in terms of personnel, to bundle competencies and to return with a newly established pediatric intensive care unit," Stefan Rudolph continues.
Magdeburg University Medical Center would like to thank above all its employees, who did their best under the most difficult conditions. In addition, we would like to thank the University Medical Center Halle for the fast and solution-oriented cooperation between the two university medical centers in the state.
Photo: Exterior view of the University Children's Hospital.
Photographer: Stefanie Meier/UMMD