Miles for Medics

Old Apr 28, 20, 1:58 am
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If you'd ever need to visit the emergency room during a night shift you'd know why (not that it's much different during day time). The number might seem big, but that includes everybody from the janitor to the cleaning stuff, to the administrators and secretaries of each clinic, to cooks, security and ambulance crews (and for many of them it's a "times 3" calculation, since they need staff 24/7). It's still only about half the staff of, for instance, some German hospitals, which have numbers upwards of 4000 and even there you can see long waiting lists for surgical procedures, doctors complaining about long hours and little pay (and some are even migrating to other countries!)...
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Old Apr 28, 20, 5:27 am
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Thanks guys! (and especially sokolov)
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Old Apr 28, 20, 11:44 am
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I've donated a total of 20 000 miles to two hospitals.

Hope the COVID-19 pandemic will end real soon. This saga is so tiring.
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Old Apr 28, 20, 1:33 pm
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Originally Posted by Xandrios
Why are so many hospitals missing from the list? Are Covid-19 related cases not treated at local hospitals (serious question)? I was under the impression that they are.
(a bit late but)
​​​​It just hit me that there are indeed "Covid-19-designated" hospitals and even covid-exclusive hospitals. My guess would be, that Aegean picked precisely those 17 hospitals for that reason and yes, many small countryside hospitals (but also some in major cities) will perform the tests and then send patients to the designated hospitals.
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Old May 4, 20, 2:35 pm
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Donated a bunch of miles. If if helps the Greek medicos, GREAT. They should be supported. One never knows where and when you wind up in hospital.

About 15 years ago, when I "came to" in a hospital, my (now ex) wife said (and this is her actual words) "It was not your time to die". Please give the miles you can. If you die tomorrow, they will not help you - besides, that final trip will be "no charge". But if you can help a medico get some well- deserved R&R, please donate. 🙏👍
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