EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Netherlands
Location of affected unit(s): Sittard


Sector: Health / social work
Human health services
86.1 - Hospital activities
Number Employed: 1275
Group: Orbis

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 16-11-2005
Planned Job Reductions min: 150
Planned Job Reductions max: 175
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 16-11-2005
Foreseen End Date: 01-01-2008
Other Job Reduction Measures: 175

Additional Information

At the Maasland Hospital (Maaslandziekenhuis) in Sittard, between 150 and 175 jobs will be cut. Some 1,275 people are currently employed at the hospital. The restructuring will affect different departments as it is mainly a reorganising and modernising operation. A new integrated facility will be built, it should be finished in 2008. There will be no direct dismissals; the jobs will be cut partly through natural attrition. For the remaining (on average 80 jobs) a new position will be looked for.