Internal restructuring
Manner-Suomi; Etelä-Suomi; Uusimaa
Location of affected unit(s)
Administrative Services
Office Administrative, Office Support And Other Business Support Activities
Business Support Service Activities N.E.C.
82.99 - Other business support service activities n.e.c.

150 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
11 November 2020
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


HUS, the Helsinki University Hospital, has concluded co-operation negotiations. As a result, it will lay off 150 employees working at HUS Asvia, a unit providing supporting services for the hospitals and other healthcare units operated by HUS.

According to HUS, these lay-offs are needed since the introduction of an automatic speech recognition system has reduced the need to process text manually. The new system converts directly medical doctors’ speech into text and it can be now used in 80% of the cases. This has significantly reduced the need for employees who manually translate doctors speech into text.

HUS has several hospitals and other healthcare units in the Uusimaa-region.  


  • 10 November 2020: HUS [press release] (www.hus.fi)
  • 10 November 2020: YLE (yle.fi)


Eurofound (2020), HUS , Internal restructuring in Finland, factsheet number 102499, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/102499.