Friday 22 November 2019

The Hague’s Bronovo hospital set to close ‘in a couple of years’

Storm clouds over the Bronovo? Photo: Tubantia via Wikimedia Commons

The Hague’s Bronovo hospital, popular with both royals and the international community, is likely to close within a couple of years, local newspaper Den Haag Centraal reports.

A confidential report on the Haagland Medisch Centrum, which runs three hospitals including the Bronovo, suggests that the closing of the hospital is unavoidable in order to shore up the group’s finances, the paper states.

HMC has declined to comment on the speculation, but Den Haag Centraal says the Bronovo will shut at the end of 2021 or in 2022.

‘We are looking at the options to ensure affordable care in the future,’ the HMC said in a statement. ‘This week talks are being held between patients, staff, insurance companies, local councils and the ministry,’ the organisation said.

The results of the consultation process will be announced on January 24.

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