Many regions in Sweden struggling to cover hospital jobs over the summer

Getting hold of nurses is the biggest problem. (Annika Ström / Sveriges Radio)
  • 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.
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