Robert Vreugdenhil buys a hundred toasted sandwiches from his care bonus

Paramedic Robert has given half his corona-care bonus to the hospitality industry. At the end of last year all healthcare workers received a 1000 euro (1135 USD) bonus from the government for their efforts during the first wave of the pandemic. “They work hard in healthcare, but we have more income security than many catering entrepreneurs who are close to despair at the moment. That’s why I’ve spend 500 euros (568 USD) of that bonus on grilled cheese at Edwin’s establishment.” Read more...

Joop Vreugdenhil has few foreign trips for Zeebra Tours

Coaches have few to no trips abroad due to the pandemic. “The number of requests remains low,” Zeebra Tours owner Joop Vreugdenhil sighs. “Customers think that they’ve got to test themselves for corona at every lamp post in foreign countries. But our experience says otherwise. We rarely come across any problems with our coaches, not at the borders nor in hotels.” Read more...

Bas Vreugdenhil cannot retire because of Corona

Bas Vreugdenhil of cafe ‘t Peerdt had wanted to slow down. He’s worked in the hospitality industry for over fifty years, but successive lockdowns saw his retirement get pushed away further and further. “We were finally doing well again,” he says. “But now we have to close earlier and check QR-codes while only a small percentage of infections can be traced back to our industry.” He’s lost all ideas on how to continue. Read more...

Anita Vreugdenhil argues for a central management of corona problems for children

Anita Vreugdenhil, pediatrician at the Maastricht University Medical Center+, says: “It is time for an OMT (Outbreak Management Team) for children.” Anita has been researching children’s lifestyles since the start of the pandemic. Over 66% of children who were already bordering on obese, became even more so during the pandemic with an average of five kilos. “Some even gained ten kilos.” That’s why she’s advocating for a more centralized approach with a children’s OMT. Read more...

Kirsten Vreugdenhil wins 2021 1 million euro Work Innovation Award with her Zorghub initiative

DELFT – Creating jobs for longtime unemployed people, the goal of the Work Innovation Award presented this year to Werkse! [loose translation: have fun at work!] by Start Foundation and Cedris in the city of Delft. The award comes with a €1 million reward. Zorghub [Carehub] is the initiative that received this year’s award, championed by Kirsten Vreugdenhil. Read more...