"Sweden's largest hospitals – Karolinska university hospital in Solna and Huddinge, sweden – is in crisis, and the"
"– We need to get a grip on the economy. We bleed too much, but we will not cut the health and social care production. The number of beds or patient safety will not be affected, " says master kai fa Björn Zoëga."
"the notice exclusively concern administrative staff," he says, and will not include the doctors, nurses and nurses working clinically."
TT: But it is the administration that ensures that everything works as it should, or?"
"– Sure, it can be wrong if there is an error in the administration and about 20 percent of the administrative staff gone, there is a risk that someone else may do the job, but our mission is to give priority to the patients, and then we make sure that this does not affect patient safety."
"TT: Are there unnecessary administrative burden on the university in the day?"
" It's difficult to say if it is unnecessary or not, but the nursing staff is about as many as in 2015, while the number of administrators has become more. We must ensure that there is a balance between them."
"TT: Enough of this action?"
" No, it will absolutely not do. We have taken other measures and we should look at other costs also. We have received more money by the county, but they have not been sufficient."
TT: It sounds like the Karolinska university hospital is a large black hole where money just disappears."
"– That I can understand, but it is the black hole we are now trying to close."
"Pernilla Helmersson, president of the trade union to the Visions section 20 of the hospital, still dazed after the announcement."
"– It is our members who are affected, " she says."
"the Administrators, she says, is the glue that holds a hospital together and make sure everything works."
"– It is sad. We got to know this yesterday."
"Extra strange, she thinks that it is, because the notice only applies to those who are employed as administrators, not all those who are nursing assistants, nurses or doctors at the bottom, but who for various reasons still have administrative duties."
"– There are many non-administrators, but who sits on the administrative records and will not be affected by the notice. In and this strikes it at an angle. In this case, is favored by the fact that it is in the wrong place. It is our members who have skills, " says Pernilla Helmersson."
"master kai fa Björn Zoëga feel however not recognize this from the notice that is now added."
"– If you are working with the administration, you can be covered by the notice. Then it may be easier for such a person to be reassigned in the process, but the notice applies to all who work with the administration."
TT: It is thus a misconception from the unions?"
"– Yes, it would believe it."
"the Karolinska university hospital put a notice on the 550 services. There is a "
"The accumulated result for the month of april, in the Karolinska university hospital a deficit of 620 million. According to the hospital administration are needed now more than 1 billion saved in the year – despite the addition of 725 million kroner from the Stockholm Region for the year."
"the Next step is now to identify which among the employees made redundant, make an impact and interact with union representatives."
"the Rental and it costs should also be reviewed, according to the master kai fa."
"Source: Karolinska university hospital -"