Södersjukhuset, a public hospital located in the county of Stockholm, announced its plans to cut 100 hospital positions in 2020. The will decision affect 50 nurses, 25 doctors and 25 employees within administrative units. The restructuring event results from unprofitability of the hospital whose economic deficit in 2019 is estimated to reach SEK 130 million (€125 million as at 13 December 2019).
Trade unions are concerned over the well-being of the remaining hospital personal as the restructuring event may increase their workload.
This restructuring event is connected to a wider reorganisation of the healthcare system of the county of Stockholm towards a more decentralised system that provides services closer to the patients. As a result of this reorganisation, in particular, the role of hospitals providing emergy care has changed. In November 2019, Karolinska Universitetsjukhuset, another public hospital operating in the county of Stockholm, announced its plans to dismiss 600 job positions.