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Nurses are fleeing from intensivakuten at the New Karolinska
"Nurses are fleeing from intensivakuten at the New Karolinska"

"24 persons have resigned in protest against the new arbetstidsavtal"

"They have been protesting for months – without result. "

"Now have 24 of the approximately 40 permanent staff nurses on the intensivakuten at the New Karolinska in Solna, sweden said. Six of them decided to leave after an emergency meeting on Friday, according to Aftonbladet."

"– the Situation is disastrous. It will not be possible to conduct patientsäker care, " says a nurse."

"It's scandalous prestigesjukhuset the New Karolinska Solna is being shaken by a new crisis. "

"After months of fruitless protests against a new arbetstidsavtal, which means several hundred dollars in reduced salary, have a large number of nurses resigned. "

"Late Friday night, had 24 of the approximately 40 permanent employees, the nurses notified the employer that they intend to stop. Six of them took the decision after an emergency meeting on Friday, citing the sources for the newspaper Aftonbladet. "

" We have been pushing this issue since december, but we have never received any response. During the meeting, told the management that we would keep each other on the back, but there is no improvement whatsoever, " says a nurse."

"– We do not intend to accept that our wages are being cut."

"”the Situation is disastrous”"

"According to the staff in the emergency room considering even more to leave. A total of 30 experienced nurses to be gone for the summer. "

"the Consequences could be dire. "

"– All patients shall be admitted to the hospital through the emergency room. I can't see how it could work, " says a nurse."

"– the Situation is disastrous. It will not be possible to conduct patientsäker care. "

"To intensivakuten people who are in urgent need of specialist care. It can be severely injured trauma patients, or people who need immediate hyperbaric chamber treatment. The hospital shall also maintain a special documentation readiness. "

"– We have a huge responsibility and it will be completely impossible to live up to the requirements, " says an employee."

"the Tray: very, Very serious."

"the Reason for the redundancies is a new arbetsgivaravtal, which shall enter into force on 1 april. It means that the nurses salaries would be cut by several thousand dollars a month, at the same time as working time, in some cases, is extended by one hour a week."

"the Nurses have threatened to quit on several other hospitals in Stockholm county council in the last week. Where have the protests, however, led to the that the agreement been stopped until further notice."

" We require that employees who suffer pay cuts as a result of the agreement shall be compensated for this. The employer, however, has not been able to provide answers, and now has well the here nurses get tired, " says Ann Rossiter, a representative of the Swedish association of health professionals."

"– It is clear that it can become very serious if all the employees quit. "

"Akutchefen: ”Think it's boring”"

"Patrik Rossi is funktionschef for the emergency room at the New Karolinska. In an email to Aftonbladet regret he the situation. "

"”We think it is sad that several members of the intensivakuten in Solna has resigned,” he writes. "

"”The new joint arbetstidsavtalet as the Swedish association of health professionals and the region of Stockholm made is complex and difficult to understand for both us as employers and for employees. All managers have received regular information and been available for the employees.” "

"According to Rossi, the negotiations with the Swedish association of health professionals continue for the next week. The goal is to find the ”local adaptations” for those affected."

"How do you see the concern that patient safety is threatened by the redundancies?"

"”patient Safety has always highest priority and it is our hope that we, together with the Swedish association of health professionals can find a solution forward.”"

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