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Karolinskas budgetary crisis, and SL-breakdown, dominated the question and answer session

the Members of the Stockholm regional council points out happy that the assembly has now taken the leap from county to region – seen in the light can Tuesday's

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Karolinskas budgetary crisis, and SL-breakdown, dominated the question and answer session

the Members of the Stockholm regional council points out happy that the assembly has now taken the leap from county to region – seen in the light can Tuesday's "council meeting", thus, qualifies as historic.

the question, then the members will ask questions of the current topics to the governing regionråden, was dominated by two topics: Karolinskas miljardunderskott and the breakdown of public transport when the ice and snow during the last week of the nearest crippled the Stockholm region.

Karolinska'll save 400 services at the same time as the hospital knäar difficult by the lack of staff and beds attracted the attention of several members.

Oppositionsregionrådet Erika Ullberg (S) and the left party sjukvårdspolitiska spokesperson Jonas Lindberg traveled both questions about how it was possible that the hospital's economy during the end of the fall run riot to such a degree that the hospital's result for the year 2018 ended at the breathtaking 822 million.

– And now I wonder, Irene Svenonius, parts you the staff and the citizens ' concern that patients will suffer as a result of the savings? asked Erika Ullberg.

Karolinskas economy is hard strained. Photo: Magnus Hallgren

Irene Svenonius (M) said that she ”naturally” looks very serious on the deficit, however, referred simultaneously to the work of the hospital board of directors initiated to get the economy in balance and to improve the governance of the hospital. She referred also to the chairman of the board Håkan Sörmans statement that the austerity package, which covers less than half of the miljardunderskottet, should not include nurses.

"I have an understanding for employees' concerns. But I perceive that the board is working on this now, and in the position that made it clear that protecting health care for patients. There are 400 services on the 16,000 employees - I have confidence that it can be met by natural attrition, " said Irene Svenonius.

it was ironic that the hospital's new organization, which would provide increased cost control, rather than the proven cost.

" But I wonder, Anna Starbrink, how to Karolinska clear the patient safety process, and open more beds with these frameworks? asked Jonas Lindberg.

Sjukvårdsregionrådet Anna Starbrink (L) stressed that there is a natural link between the economy, patient safety, and that the poor economy is forcing the hospital to drastic measures.

asked Jens Sjöström (P) the closest to the rhetorical question to trafikregionrådet Kristoffer Tamsons (M) if he considers that the SL's preparedness for the winter weather is sufficiently good. This after to links to the public transport problem to deal with snow and slipping the last few weeks have been, to say the least challenging for the region's kollektivtrafikresenärer.

– the Answer is no, and I often return to that we have to build our traffic system with better redundancy. But I also want to be a thorn in the eye of others to take their responsibility, "said Kristoffer Tamsons, and sent the matter back to Sjöström:

" Are you willing, along with me, to woo the municipalities for a better bet for snow and de-icing?

Read more: Debate on the overcrowding of the regional council

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