Healthcare providers and caregivers still experience symptoms of chronic stress to a large to very large extend after one year of the corona crisis. This persistent stress has a negative impact on their well-being and could also have a negative impact on the quality of the provided care. 19% of the participants are considering quitting their profession. The need for support remains high. These are the results of the second national ‘POWER TO CARE’ survey by Sciensano and KU Leuven, in which 2,530 healthcare professionals and informal carers participated.
Between 16 March 2021 and 26 March 2021, 2,530 healthcare and caregiving professionals and informal carers completed the second national online survey on their mental well-being. The pressure on those working in the healthcare and welfare industry was already high and increases even more during the COVID-19 crisis. Measuring their well-being is necessary to be able to respond to possible alarm signals.