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Radiology technologists are hard to find. One hospital in Germany solved its staffing shortages with the help of leasing temporary personnel. 

2 min
Published on 15. Februar 2021

In response to the pressures of finding sufficient radiology technologists, Garmisch-Partenkirchen Hospital, Germany, engaged a technologist from Siemens Healthineers in early March 2020. Gerhard Simon, MD, a radiologist and nuclear medicine physician, believes that this was absolutely the right decision, especially given the COVID-19 pandemic. However, he says that the long-term solution has to be about encouraging more young people to become technologists.

Gerhard Simon, MD, a radiologist and nuclear medicine physician, engaged a radiology technologist from Siemens Healthineers.
Garmisch-Partenkirchen Hospital is a full-service hospital with 490 beds and 18 specialist departments.