German science minister tries to rescue Lübeck university hospital from closure

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 18 June 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c3322
  1. Annette Tuffs
  1. 1Heidelberg

    Students, academics, and politicians have criticised the state government of Schleswig-Holstein, in northern Germany, over its plans to close the university hospital and medical faculty in Lübeck.

    From autumn 2011 no new medical students will be accepted by the university, and current students will be transferred to the university hospital in Kiel, about 60 km away. The state hopes to save €24m (£20m; $30m) a year with the …

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