Internal restructuring
Stockholm; Stockholms län;
Location of affected unit(s)
Health / Social Work
Human Health Services And Activities
Human Health Activities
86.10 - Hospital activities

450 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
12 June 2023
Employment effect (start)
12 June 2023
Foreseen end date


The large Stockholm based hospital Karolinska universitetssjukhuset is notifying 450 employees. They are primarily administrative workers and managers. The total staff of the hospital is 15 800, and of these about 3700 people work with administration and other supporting services. This is the section where Karolinska is cutting costs. The background to the cost cutting measures is the high inflation, which is increasing the hospitals pension costs. 

The cuts to the administrative personnell worries both the trade union for the administrative workers, Vision and the trade union for the health staff, Vårdförbundet. The latter states that the cuts to the admin staff will lead to health staff having to take over more of the administrative work themselves, increasing their burden at work. 



Eurofound (2023), Karolinska universitetssjukhuset, Internal restructuring in Sweden, factsheet number 109173, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/109173.