Care homes have become the focus of the COVID-19 debate across Europe.Read more “What measures have been taken to protect care homes during the COVID-19 crisis?”
In every country the military has a range of specialist resources that can be brought to bear in crises as well as a distinctive culture and legal status.Read more “What is the role of the military in the COVID-19 response?”
Providing appropriate emotional, financial and practical support to protect health workers’ mental health and wellbeing and enable them to do their job are crucial to delivering an effective COVID-19 response.Read more “How are countries supporting the mental health and wellbeing of their health workforce?”
Policy-makers are currently facing the challenge of striking the right balance between two competing goals: ensuring adequate capacities to treat those affected by COVID-19 and providing services that are necessary to maintain the health of the population.Read more “How are countries reorganizing non-COVID-19 health care service delivery?”
Within and across European countries, there is great divergence in hospital bed and intensive care unit (ICU) capacity. To alleviate pressure on intensive-care capacity, national and regional governments and hospitals have started to help each other by transferring critically ill patients from the worst-hit regions.Read more “How do the worst-hit regions manage COVID-19 patients when they have no spare capacity left?”
What strategies are countries using to expand health workforce surge capacity to treat COVID-19 patients?
The COVID-19 pandemic has placed immense pressure on the health workforce across Europe and worldwide, which has been exacerbated by workforce depletion as health professionals themselves are at high risk of being infected by COVID-19.Read more “What strategies are countries using to expand health workforce surge capacity to treat COVID-19 patients?”