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Hospitals in Poland await another blow

Next year hospitals in Poland will face a significant increase in costs. There will be significant increases in electricity prices, which for some institutions means an increase in bills by up to several million zlotys. This is another blow, which will have a fatal impact on the not the best condition of inpatient treatment. The biggest increases concern specialist hospitals, where the largest number of large medical equipment operates.  It is worth noting, however, that the district hospitals, which are the most indebted, will also be severely affected by the additional amounts.

At the same time, the increase in health care expenditures will not be sufficient to at least partially reduce these costs.  As a result of these increases, hospitals in Poland will become even more indebted. Recall that by the end of the first quarter of 2018, maturing debt was falling to PLN 1.398 billion. In the second quarter, however, there was another increase in this amount and as a result it was higher by 9% than at the end of 2017. At that time, it amounted to PLN 1,408 billion.

The Association of Polish Cities asked the Energy Regulatory Office to intervene in this matter.

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