Hospitals in Germany are struggling to meet a demand for neonatal intensive care beds that has increased more than 30% in just the past year.
According to a report from the German Association of Hospitals, about half of the 3,300 hospitals in the country have a shortfall of beds for neonates.
The report, released on Tuesday, comes as a German newspaper reported that Germany has seen an average of 8,700 newborn deaths a day.
The average for the US is 10,000.
“It is not that the shortage is increasing.
It is simply that the number of neonatal patients in hospitals is increasing,” said Dr. Jörg Schönfeld, chairman of the committee that represents hospitals.
Schönfeld said that although hospitals have tried to cope, they have not been able to cope.
He said the hospital’s staffing and resources were already stretched.
“If we do not see an increase in neonatal deaths, then it will not be possible to reduce the deficit in our hospital,” Schönhof told the newspaper.
“We are going through an unprecedented crisis in Germany,” he said.
Schonhof said the crisis could impact other countries.
“If you look at the impact of the pandemic in China, the number is also increasing in other countries,” he told the paper.
Germany is one of the EU’s top 10 markets for newborn care, according to the OECD.
Its economy is growing at an average annual rate of 4.2%, and the country has the third highest per capita GDP of any European country, behind only the UK and the US.
But with more than 1 million newborns dying in Germany each year, hospitals and hospitals’ staff have said they are struggling.
The number of nurses in Germany is nearly six times that of the US, and the number has more than doubled in the past two years, according the OECD report.
Last year, a record 5.2 million newborn babies were delivered in Germany, and a new study said that the country’s neonatal care needs were on the rise.
“Our problem is not only in Germany but in Europe as well,” said Hans-Christian Rieff, head of the medical services for the regional health authority in North Rhine-Westphalia.
“We need more than 50,000 neonatal beds, and it is not enough.”
Schönhof said hospitals were also struggling to fill the demand for intensive care units and maternity wards, which are often reserved for high-risk newborns.
“A hospital can only do so much,” he explained.
“Our hospital can’t cope with a surge in neonates that has gone up to more than 10,00 per day.”
“We don’t have enough beds, because we have not had enough beds in years.”
“It’s not a crisis of a shortage, it’s a crisis for a lack of beds,” Schönthe said.
He added that the situation was not unique to Germany.
“This has been going on for years, and this is the first time it’s become such a problem.”
A report by the German Center for Economic Research estimated that in 2013, there were about 6.3 million newborn deaths in Germany.
“But that was a period of high unemployment and very high unemployment,” said Schönhoff.
“So what is happening now is that we are facing a real crisis.”
According to the report, a large part of the increase in the number and number of newborn deaths has occurred in the last three years.
The rate of increase is likely to increase as more and more babies are delivered, the report said.
“In Germany, a new baby is delivered at a rate of about 20 per cent every week.
In the United States, the same rate is 25 per cent,” the report stated.
According to German health officials, the problem has become particularly acute since the end of the last pandemic.
“The number of babies delivered each week is now much higher than the number that were delivered before,” said Erwin Mertens, a health policy expert for the association.