Operation Successful – Patient Deceased
The Deadly Threat of New Hospital Germs
The film follows the tragic case of a young patient after a caesarean section. It takes us on an investigative trail behind the clean-looking facades of our hospitals. Experts point out grave shortcomings in the organisational structures of hospitals. Insiders report on how essential hygiene measures are bypassed every day. They name the flaws in the system and expose what’s been hushed up for years by many hospitals: today hygiene and the treatment of patients infected with hospital germs are still of secondary importance. The principal concern in German hospitals is the struggle to get as many patients and perform as many operations as possible – to maximise profits.
For WDR Written and directed by: Meike Hemschemeier // Camera: Michael Kern // Second camera: Erik Sick, Marcus Winterbauer // Sound: Steven Altig // Assistant: Frank Bowinkelmann // Actors: Stephanie Engel, Bernd Wöllmer // Film editor: Isabelle Albert // Music: Thomas Wolter // Sound editor: Maximilian Dederichs // Sound mix: Alexander Weuffen // Production: Katja Sträter // Production manager: Oliver Gontram // Executive producer: Thomas Weidenbach // Commissioning editor: Ulrike Schweitzer // Produced by LÄNGENGRAD Filmproduktion GmbH
Length: 45 Min, in HD