How is the Swedish healthcare system faring as more temps employed than permanent staff?
Monday, 28 October 2013
Efficient management in Swedish care delivery centres is struggling and
it not very clear whether the strategy is money saving by cutting
services or just lack of money to invest in frontline services.
The reason for this is that it has emerged that service quality in
Swedish hospitals and care delivery centres is falling and users and
patients in hospitals and the elderly are getting worse care.
The reason being attributed to this is fall in staffs and the nature of
staff employment for many are employed on temporal basis leading
to constantly being changed, reports Swedish television.
But there is also a serious problem for those work in the healthcare
delivery as their working condition are described as deplorable with
often less pay, according to Katarina Mårtensson socio-political
director at Municipal Workers' Union, reports Swedish television.
Many nurses, and nursing assistants currently work at temporary basis,
and the proportion of agency staff is now growing. In just one year the
number of agency staff in these health professions has increased by
almost 9,000 people. The temporary workers now account for one third of
the workforce, data from statistics Sweden shows.
“It is obviously unfortunate, but we also have a business where we have
to bring in substitutes when our people fall sick. Our sick leave has
unfortunately increased this year, and it may well be an explanation,”
says Agneta Jöhnk, director of employer policy in the employer
organization for Swedish municipalities and county councils.
But Municipality authorities do not believe in that explanation and are
describing the problems of increasing fixed-term employment as a system
By Scancomark.com Team
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