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Sars-Cov-2: Booster query only for new employees in Bavaria
In Germany, a so-called facility-based vaccination obligation currently applies to all persons working in medical care. This means that hospitals, rehab providers and nursing homes, as employers, must ensure that staff are vaccinated against Corona with vaccines recognised in the EU. From October, even stricter rules for proof of immunity will also apply. Bu Read More
Growing together in the immigration society – The majority of respondents feel connected to Germany
The Bertelsmann Stiftung study published on 29 August 2022 deals with the topics of participation, connectedness and belonging and provides interesting insights into how people with and without an immigrant background perceive living together in the German immigration society. A large majority of over 70 per cent of respondents, both with and without an immi Read More
Up to 30% more pay for nursing staff in care for the elderly
As of this Thursday, September 1, the obligation for nursing homes and outpatient care services to pay their nursing staff according to collective wage agreements takes effect. According to the German Federal Ministry of Health, this will increase salaries by up to 30%. How high the increase in salaries actually turns out to be depends… Read More
Lack of skilled staff at emergency departments of German hospitals.
German hospitals: staff shortage in 99 percent of emergency departments
The German Society of Interdisciplinary Emergency and Acute Medicine DGINA¬† had conducted a survey in July 2022. Now the dramatic result is available. The survey showed: In 86 percent of the houses was a shortage of normal inpatient beds, in 54 percent of intensive care beds and in 48 percent of intermediate care beds (IMC).… Read More
Nurses in intensive care need special skills for operations
3+1 model: shortened further training in intensive care nursing
If you want to work in intensive care in Germany, you have to complete a special further training course in order to then receive the official title of "intensive care specialist" and be allowed to work. One problem: this education and training takes 5.5 years, so it's long. At the same time, the demand for… Read More
Generalistic nursing approach in Germany
Number of nursing apprentices on the rise in Germany
In Germany, the number of trainees in the nursing professions has increased. As the central Federal Statistical Office announced today in Wiesbaden on July 26, around 56,300 people in Germany decided to train as nursing specialists last year. This is five percent more than in the previous year. In total, around 102,00 people were in… Read More
Nursing professionals take over medical activities
In future, nursing professionals will be given more competences in the care of patients. What is already part of everyday life in other countries is now also becoming more common in Germany. In future, qualified nurses will be able to care for people more independently and on their own responsibility if they have diabetes or… Read More
German parliament votes for corona bonuses for nurses
Bundestag passes nursing care bonus law
Good news: the German parliament, known as the Bundestag, passed a law on May 19 to pay a bonus for nursing staff in hospitals and care facilities. It is about 500 million euros each, which will be made available for hospitals as well as care facilities. These will then be paid to the nursing staff.… Read More
Minim salary of nurses in Germany
Minimum wage for care: More money for care workers from 1 April
As of 1 April, the minimum nursing wages have risen slightly. Unskilled nursing assistants now receive a minimum wage of 12.55 euros instead of 12.00 euros per hour. Qualified assistants are now paid a minimum wage of 13.20 euros (previously 12.50 euros). Skilled nursing staff now receive a minimum of 15.40 euros instead of 15.00… Read More
Corona bonus for nurses in Germany, extra money
Senior citizens’ home may release unvaccinated employees from work
A nursing home in Hesse is allowed to release two employees who have not been vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2 from work. This was the decision of the local labour court in a summary proceeding. On 12 April, the competent court had rejected the applications of a residential area manager and a nursing specialist for employment with… Read More
Welcome to the Signite News!
This is the very first news from Signite. In the future, interesting, important and sometimes funny things will be published here at irregular intervals - above all, but not only for nurses. We want to keep you informed and up to date about things you might not otherwise notice: because you don't yet surf German… Read More