Bergen: Three out of four immediate response nurses left their jobs last year

NursePhoto: Jil Yngland / NTB
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Since the autumn of 2019, three quarters of all nurses at ØHT (immediate response services) in Bergen have left their jobs.

The information was confirmed by Bergen’s health councilor Beate Husa (KrF), in answer to a question from Conservative (H) Hilde Onarheim about how many have left the Emergency Room and ØHD since 2017.

Newspaper Bergens Tidende first reported on the case.

In her answer, Husa pointed to the transfer of parts of the business to Helse Bergen in 2017 and the merger of the emergency room and ØHD in 2018 as possible contributing reasons to why so many have left.

“These two large, simultaneous changes created a lot of unrest and uncertainty among employees,” she explained.

More ER nurses needed

On December 4, Minister of Health Bent Høie (H) announced that more intensive care nurses are needed at Norwegian hospitals.

“The corona pandemic has made it clear that we must intensify the work of raising the number of intensive care nurses,” Høie told the magazine Sykepleien.

Høie instructed Norwegian hospitals in the health regions to create 100 new educational positions in intensive care from January.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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