Quarter of Dutch paediatric intensive care beds closedBMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7332.259 (Published 02 February 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:259
- Tony Sheldon
One in four paediatric intensive care beds in the Netherlands are not in use, a report from the government's health inspectorate has said. Dutch MPs have described it as “scandalous.”
Paediatric Intensive Care in the Netherlands reports a “serious shortage” of available beds in paediatric intensive care departments and a “great problem” in finding appropriate transport with qualified ambulance staff (http://www.igz.nl/). Though beds are available, the budget and trained paediatricians and nurses are lacking.
Of the 107 beds for the Netherlands population of …