Seldom has public health occupied people as intensively and continuously as in the past year, 2020. However, the current hospital building boom has nothing to do with the pandemic. Around 15 billion Swiss francs are to be currently invested in new hospital buildings, around 70 larger projects are underway. This is a wager on the future of the health system. And no-one can say whether, in the end, the rival hospitals might not in fact offer a surplus of space.
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