- Many regional healthcare authorities say they are struggling to recruit enough nurses and other workers to cover the summer months, when regular staff are on holiday.
- Five out of the country’s 21 regions responding to a Swedish Radio News survey, say the conditions necessary for covering nursing and other healthcare staff when they go on holiday appear to be worse this year, compared to the same time last year.
- According to the survey, the biggest problem is getting hold of nurses.
Related stories from around the North:
Canada: Health services reduced in 6 Nunavut communities amid staff shortages, CBC News
Greenland: Greenland to reduce services amidst staffing shortages in health care system, Eye on the Arctic