Staff shortages endanger northern health care sector

The care and welfare sector in the Northern Netherlands is at risk due to the growing shortage on the labor market. The expected shortage of HBO nurses in the region can amount to almost 8 percent of the number of employed HBO nurses in 2015. All this emerges from the publication “Healthcare market and welfare 2017” of Zorgplein Noord. The most vulnerable positions are hbo nurses (now a shortage of 290 jobs increasing to 540 in 2020) and doctoral assistants mbo 4 (now a shortage of 30 against 180 in 2020).

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