What is your take on Zorgnet-Icuro's policy recommendations?
Zorgnet-Icuro's policy recommendations start from a number of positive lessons from the corona crisis, such as the increased sense of solidarity and spontaneous cooperation between healthcare providers. From there, proposals are formulated that can sustain and consolidate the resulting positive vibe and societal appreciation for the sector. I strongly applaud this appreciative approach.
The crisis has taught us an extraordinary amount about the importance of the healthcare sector in our society. We should be proud that our health care personnel and facility management handled the crisis in such a courageous way. We must seize that feeling today to substantially strengthen our sector.
The crisis has also reiterated the importance of public health, from a human and organizational perspective. I recently spoke to quite a few HR managers whose primary concern was the health of their employees themselves. After all, without healthy employees no optimal staffing, but (even) more work pressure and work stress for the colleagues who remain.