After the various openings and closings of health facilities here in Saanen, there is now more unfortunate news for ensuring basic health care in the Saanenland. The Health and Welfare Directorate (GEF) announced last Friday that the financial contribution to Spital STS AG has been rejected.
In the spring, construction was begun on the airfield in Saanen. The work is on schedule, according to Walter Egger, president of the airfield co-operative. Despite intense building activity, flight operations have been ensured and various events such as the polo have been carried out.
I remember the day well. It was not long after we had arrived in Gstaad. My husband was at home with the children and I was travelling on a business trip. We were talking on a decidedly dodgy Skype connection.