Monday 21 September 2020

Working at home has not led to more burnouts, TNO survey shows

Working at home has not led to more burnouts, TNO survey shows

More people are working at home because of coronavirus, and some people are working longer hours but there has not been an increase in burnouts, a survey among 10,000 people by Dutch research institute TNO has shown. While 40% of people are spending at least part of their working day based at home, fewer workers are actually doing overtime, the survey found. Six in 10 respondents said they had worked more than their official hours during the coronavirus crisis, but... More >

Shorter stays boost IC capacity

Dutch intensive care wards will be able to cope with around three times as many patients as they did in March and April at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, according to Diederik Gommers, head of the acute services association NVIC. Capacity is larger because the amount of time people are spending in intensive care has gone down sharply – from an average of 22 days to around eight. ‘We are still looking into it, but this appears to be... More >

Cancer aftercare must improve, say experts

Health professionals have come up with a national action plan for longer-term and cheaper aftercare for cancer patients. The plan, presented on Friday during an online conference on how to live with cancer, is aimed at improving the lives of people who have survived cancer but whose aftercare can last many years. More people get cancer but better treatment also means more people survive the illness. Around a million people are currently living with the effects of cancer in the... More >