Finland - Overworked nurses protest - August 31, 2017

Overworked nurses are dealing with seemingly unending lines of patients at the Kuopio University Hospital (KYS) in central Finland. The nurses have risen up in rebellion, as they say the hospital administration refuses to acknowledge that there is a staff shortage. Since the spring, the nursing staff has no longer agreed to come in for extra shifts when scheduled workers fall ill. Intensive care of the patients has suffered due to the lack of replacements, a service lapse that the nurses have consequently reported to the regional administrative authority in the form of 17 complaints or statements. The closure of several municipal emergency care units in the outlying areas is another reason KYS has become so crowded.

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