The grand duchy’s largest medical facility, the Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg, has shut down its specialised covid-19 intensive care subunit due to lack of demand.
The standalone ward opened in March in response to the coronavirus outbreak. But the number of covid-19 hospitalisations and the need for intensive care beds have rapidly declined over the past couple of weeks.
“Two months after the admission of the first covid-19 patient into intensive care in Luxembourg, we are now closing our covid-19 subunit. The past few months have been very emotional, with the need for rapid and continual adaptation by the entire medical and care staff.”
“We would like to thank all the people who have shown patience and discipline during the confinement. It is thanks to everyone’s efforts that our admitting capacity was never exceeded, accounting for an intensive care mortality rate much lower than what has been reported in other countries.”