EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Hospital Kirkovich

Hospital Kirkovich

Geographic Location

Country: Bulgaria
Region: Stara Zagora; Yuzhen tsentralen; Yuzhna Bulgaria
Location of affected unit(s): Stara Zagora


Sector: Health / social work
Human health services
86.1 - Hospital activities
Number Employed: 1424

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 08-12-2013
Planned Job Reductions min: 296
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 08-12-2013
Other Job Reduction Measures: 53

Additional Information

Public hospital "Kirkovich" in Stara Zagora is to cut 296 out of 1,424 jobs.

As announced, the cost-cutting plan envisages that 43 doctors, 133 nurses, 74 paramedics and 46 auxiliary staff will be made redundant. 53 of these job cuts will take place through natural attrition.

As reported, the restructuring plan has been approved by the Ministry of Health and the hospital management, in the framework of a major reform in the healthcare institution.

According to media reports, there wil be a possible additional wave of 150 job cuts in the future, depending on the financial outcomes after the restructuring.