EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Wojewódzki Szpital Białostocki

Wojewódzki Szpital Białostocki

Geographic Location

Country: Poland
Region: Bialostocko-suwalski; Podlaskie; Wschodni
Location of affected unit(s): Białystok


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

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 23-11-2009
Planned Job Reductions min: 200
Planned Job Reductions max: 207
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring

Additional Information

The management of the regional Hospital in Białystok (Wojewódzki Szpital Białostocki) plans to cut over 200 jobs - i.e. approximately 100 in technical services, 30 kitchen personnel jobs, and 77 jobs in the children's surgical ward. Long-term restructuring plans call for the reduction of 400 jobs by 2015. These will not be collective redundancies; some of the employees are expected to be transferred to other hospitals while others will retire. The hospital's workforce is threatening industrial action.