Coronavirus: European Commission encourages and facilitates cross-border treatment of patients and deployment of medical staff
The European Commission published a press release on the cross-border treatment of patients and deployment of medical staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.
”The coronavirus pandemic is putting healthcare systems across the EU under unprecedented and increasing pressure. To support and encourage cross-border healthcare cooperation between national, regional and local authorities, the Commission has today issued practical guidance to Member States. Cooperation across borders can help ease the pressure on overburdened hospitals by transferring patients suffering from coronavirus for treatment in Member States where hospital places are available. The Commission will also support Member States or non-governmental organisations to send qualified teams of medical personnel to offer assistance across borders.”
- Click here to read the full press release.
- Dedicated Commission webpage on the EU’s response to the coronavirus outbreak.
- Clinicians and healthcare professionals interested in receiving more information and for joining the system can contact SANTE-COVID-CLINICIANS-NETWORK@ec.europa.eu