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Latest issue – Hospital Healthcare Europe 2020


Hospitals in Europe: Healthcare data

The figures in the present document provide the most updated comparative picture of the situation of healthcare and hospitals

HOPE Governors’ responses

Data were obtained from the OECD, Eurostat and WHO. When data were not available for one of the specific years, the closer year was used (denoted by *). The comments from the Governors were provided between June and October 2020

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Covid focus

Impact of COVID-19 on rheumatology services in Italy

Among clinical specialties, rheumatology has been at the epicentre of COVID-19 since the earliest phases due to five pivotal observations, spanning from insights into the disease pathogenesis to organisational opportunities

Examining the impact of COVID-19: A rheumatologist’s perspective

Associate Clinical Professor and Consultant Rheumatologist at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Kulveer Mankia, offers his insight of how COVID-19 has affected clinical practice within his department

Impact of COVID-19 on imaging services in the UK

Although imaging services are working hard to regain momentum by restoring capacity and regaining patient confidence, it remains clear that fundamental changes can only be made with significant investment to address the chronic underfunding in radiologists, radiographers, and imaging equipment

COVID and emergency care: A view from the UK

The UK’s main initial preparations for the first COVID wave involved reconfiguring urgent and emergency care systems, increasing ICU and bed capacity, and enhanced infection control measures in healthcare. Concerns about sustainability in the long term are discussed

Medicines management challenges in a cardiothoracic centre during COVID-19

This article details the key operational challenges experienced by the pharmacy department in a specialist cardiothoracic centre during the pandemic, and also touches on the emotional impact on staff dealing with these complex issues

COVID-19: Impact on allergy care in Italy

Although cases of COVID-19 were documented in other countries a little earlier than the first Italian cases, Italy was the first European country to be severely affected by the pandemic

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Impact of COVID-19 on breast cancer care

Professor Javier Cortes tells Hospital Healthcare Europe how the pandemic has impacted provision of breast cancer services at the IOB Institute of Oncology

Impact of the pandemic: A surgical oncology perspective

Professor Beate Rau, Professor of Surgery at the Charite Campus, and colleagues gave their insight into how the pandemic had affected surgical oncology services at their facility

Examining the impact of COVID-19 on oncology care: An Italian perspective

Hospital Healthcare Europe had the pleasure of speaking with Professor Giuseppe Curigliano, who offered his insight of how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected oncology services at his hospital

The impact of COVID-19 on cancer care and hospital provision: a view from the UK

Chief of Cancer Services and Deputy Medical Director at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust, Dr Majid Kazmi, offers his insight of how COVID-19 has affected clinical practice and cancer care within his department

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