EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Kennemer Gasthuis

Kennemer Gasthuis

Geographic Location

Country: Netherlands
Region: Agglomeratie Haarlem; Noord-Holland; West-Nederland
Location of affected unit(s): Haarlem


Sector: Health / social work
Human health services
86.1 - Hospital activities
Number Employed: 2472

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 16-10-2012
Planned Job Reductions min: 250
Planned Job Reductions max: 250
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring

Additional Information

On 16 October 2012, hospital Kennemer Gasthuis announced it will cut 250 jobs in the foreseeable future.

According to statements the hospital intends to avoid forced dismissal, but these are not ruled out. The restructuring is due to a decrease in the number of patients, combined with budget cuts by the government. Negotiations with the unions on a social plan have been started.