Wednesday, January 26

Close to one in four hospital beds gone in 15 years

The pandemic has highlighted challenges with the hospitals’ capacity. Norway currently spends NOK 80 billion more on specialist health services than in 2005. At the same time, we have 3,800 fewer hospital beds.

Intensive care units are expensive, and the pandemic has shown that capacity in Norway is vulnerable. Here, a coronary patient receives treatment in the intensive care unit at Rikshospitalet in March 2021.

It has been repeated time and time again during the pandemic: The most important reason why Norwegians have had to accept the most intrusive measures in peacetime is that we must shield our health service from kneeling completely.

Prohibition of alcohol serving where thousands of people lose their income. Order for home office. Red level in high schools.

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