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Press release

State of Vaud

Posted on November 6, 2020

In order to ensure optimal care for patients affected by Covid-19, the Department of Health and Social Action (DSAS) and the clinics of La Source and Hirslanden Lausanne (Cecil and Bois-Cerf) are strengthening from today their collaboration. The aim is to increase the canton’s reception capacities and make the most of all the resources available.

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To cope with the very high influx of patients over the past few days, the DSAS and private hospitals in Vaud are working closely together, as was already done during the first wave and has been stepped up since the end of October. The La Source clinic is increasing its capacity to welcome COVID patients by providing six intensive care beds, and also offers ten COVID and non-COVID internal medicine beds. It also allows hospitals to make use of its infrastructure for urgent activities, such as oncological surgeries, for example.

The Hirslanden clinics (Cecil and Bois-Cerf) are ready to take up to four COVID patients in intensive care and provide the Vaud health system with twenty internal medicine beds for patients, whether or not they are positive for the coronavirus. . They also offer to take on urgent and semi-urgent activities, especially in thoracic and vascular surgery.

People who need hospitalization will be referred to these clinics according to their needs and not the type of insurance they have purchased.

The Head of the Department of Health and Social Action, Rebecca Ruiz is delighted with “this excellent collaboration with private clinics, a collaboration which will allow Vaudois affected in their health to be best taken care of in their canton”

This cooperation, which began a long time ago and is now reinforced, comes on top of the other measures taken by Vaud hospitals to increase the number of intensive or acute care beds within their walls and to deal with the exceptional epidemiological situation experienced by the hospital. canton.

State of Vaud Information and Communication Office


DSAS, Rebecca Ruiz, State Councilor,021 316 50 04
DSAS, Olivier Linder, Director of Hospitals and Prehospital, General Directorate of Health,021 316 42 39


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