After a year marked by the Clinic's 20th anniversary and a very high level of activity, 2020 was looking promising. This was without taking into account the Covid-19 pandemic, which seriously disrupted the CRR's results.
Initially, the forced interruption of non-emergency treatment decided by the Confederation and the requisition of 40 beds by the Canton in case of need for the Hôpital du Valais had a direct impact, particularly on bed occupancy during the months of March, April and May. Thereafter, the year was continually impacted by the coronavirus, both in terms of health constraints and its impact on the general organisation and the financial situation.
The average occupancy rate for the year as a whole was 90.9% (99.9% in 2019). Under the circumstances, this occupancy rate can be described as good. The outpatient department, which was also affected by the pandemic restrictions, was able to provide care for around 8,300 patients (8,500 in 2019) with medical consultations, medical assessments or evaluations and therapy sessions.
Financially, for the first time since 2000, the Clinic recorded a loss, as a direct consequence of the loss of income generated by the first wave of Covid-19 in the spring. Finally, thanks to good management and financial compensation received from the canton of Valais, the deficit was limited to 1.85 million francs.
In this unsettling context, the solidity and stability of the CRR, the commitment of all its staff, and a spirit of solidarity have allowed our institution to get through this very particular year as well as possible.
In a completely different area, and in an approach that is both environmentally friendly and innovative, our annual report is going 100% digital this year. You can consult it at any time and interactively at www.crr-suva.ch/ra.
Clinique romande de réadaptation
Dr Gilles Rivier