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The question of primary healthcare in Admont has been on the minds of the population for many weeks.

Healthcare in Admont

Friday, 08 September 2023

The issue of primary healthcare in Admont has been on the minds of the population for many weeks. Announcements that the Diakoniewerk would like to take over and improve this have now been followed by action. 

From 3 October, the Deaconess Primary Care Unit (PVE) will open its doors for the first time from 7.30 am. In future, the opening hours will be Monday to Thursday 7.30 am to 4.00 pm and Friday 8.30 am to 5.00 pm. From 1.30 pm, only patients with agreed appointments will be treated. The team will of course be available for emergencies during all opening hours. 

In order to ensure a smooth transition, the PVE will be closed from 22.9. to 2.10.23. Dr Krainer in Ardning and Dr Kotzent in Liezen have kindly agreed to take over the medical representation in their practices for this period. 

In addition to the structural and organisational measures in advance, it was also necessary to put together a professional team for the operation. "The shortage of specialist staff, especially in the non-urban area, was a challenge, but we were able to put together a team with the right expertise and people," says the Medical Director of PVE Diakonissen Admont Prim. Dr Wohak 

This much can be said: In future, primary medical care will be provided by twelve experts from Monday to Friday for around 40 hours. An expansion of this team is under discussion. 

"Of course we know that the question of which doctors will be working in the future is a very important one. We will announce the names as soon as possible. I would like to emphasise that the patient is always at the centre of our decisions and that we are building up a network of experts in order to be able to offer the best possible medical care in Admont," says Dipl.KH-BW Ing. Hannes Stickler, MBA Managing Director PVE Diakonissen GmbH 

"Health does not always come from medicine. Very often it comes from inner peace, peace of heart and peace of mind. If we succeed in enabling this state, then medicine can also make its contribution," Stickler concludes. The Diakoniewerk and the team at the Diakonissen Admont primary care unit are looking forward to the new task!