Intended for healthcare professionals


Jobs come under threat at troubled Karolinska hospital in Sweden

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 12 November 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6479
  1. Marta Paterlini
  1. Stockholm, Sweden

Some 250 doctors and 350 nurses at the New Karolinska Hospital (NKS) in Stockholm have been warned that they could lose their jobs because of an unexpected deficit of SEK1.6bn (£128m; €150m; $165m) in the hospital’s finances for 2019.

NKS has been implementing a new operational model since October 2017, as well as moving to a new site.1 It is the result of an ambitious operation to set up one of the most advanced and specialised hospitals in Europe. The Swedish media have described it …

View Full Text

Log in

Log in through your institution


* For online subscription