Visit of Markos Kyprianou to the Academic Hospital of Maastricht
End production: 07/11/2007 First transmission: 07/11/2007
Markos Kyprianou, Member of the EC in charge of Health, visited the Academic Hospital of Maastricht, which has established, in cooperation with the Clinic of Aachen, the Euregional Vascular Centre, a cross-border health care centre. After a presentation of the hospitals collaboration, Markos Kyprianou attended the aortic replacement operation performed in Aachen with a live online video connection to Maastricht. Then, he visited the monitoring room of the Academic Hospital of Maastricht as well as a hospital ward to meet selected patients and doctors.
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||Exterior view of the Academic Hospital of Maastricht (2 shots)
||Arrival of Markos Kyprianou, Member of the EC in charge of Health, welcomed by Guy Peeters, President of the Governing Board of the Academic Hospital of Maastricht (4 shots)
||Markos Kyprianou in the conference room where the live connection by video conference is on screen showing the operation in the Aachen hospital (5 shots)
||Markos Kyprianou and Guy Peeters with team members of the Academic Hospital of Maastricht
||Markos Kyprianou in the monitoring room of the Academic Hospital of Maastricht, from where the functioning of the spinal cord during the operation is monitored remotely, with explanations by the responsible doctor (5 shots)
||Markos Kyprianou visiting a hospital ward to meet selected patients who have been operated through the cross-border health care system (5 shots)
||Markos Kyprianou (in ENGLISH) on patient mobility; sayying that people do want to have treatment at home and the target is to be able to offer the best health care near where people live; that is why the use of telemedicine is so important because they can transfer this expertise to the place of residence of the patients; sometimes they need to allow the movement of the patients; on the other hand, they do not establish the right; it exists, based on the Treaty, but if you consider only 1% of health care is provided across border, it will be confined to the cases where it is really needed because, for example, it cannot be offered at the home of the patients