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Sweden faces another summer of hospital bed shortages: here are the worst-hit regions

New stats show Sweden's summer hospital bed shortage. Photo: Tomas Oneborg/SvD/TT

Published: 22.May.2019 08:34 hrs

Sweden is struggling to recruit enough nurses for the summer period, with hospital staff numbers set to be strained.

Sweden's stretched healthcare has been a high-profile subject in recent years following stories about the scarcity of beds at hospitals and nurses raising concern about an increasingly tough workload.

The problem is often at its worst during the summer period, when full-time workers in Sweden, including hospital staff, are guaranteed four consecutive months off during June, July or August. But personnel numbers are not adequate enough to cover them, without enough temporary workers for the period.

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