Pensioners solve healthcare staffing shortages
23 Nov 2004, 12:04
Published: 23 Nov 2004 12:04 GMT+01:00
Up to 72 old age pensioners are currently temping in nursing positions or working as midwives. There’s a shortage of General Practitioner secretaries as well, and pensioners can be found doing administration work too.
"From our professional point of view it’s more cost effective to recruit a healthy happy pensioner who knows everything and has thirty years experience, than to recruit someone externally who needs trinaing," said Ulla-Maj Rydén at the primary care unit in Gothenburg.
Sources: Göteborgs Posten