Internal restructuring
Västsverige; Västra Götalands län;
Location of affected unit(s)
Göteborg (Västra Götalands län), Mölndal (Västra Götalands län)
Health / Social Work
Human Health Services And Activities
Human Health Activities
86.1 - Hospital Activities

2,000 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
4 December 2023
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2024
Foreseen end date
31 December 2024


The Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Västra Götaland, Sweden, has announced that they must reduce expenditures by SEK 1.7 billion [approx. €152 million] for 2024’s budget. The saving measures will, among other things, lead to a reduction of 2,000 jobs.

The hospital administration is hoping that this staff-reduction will be done through natural business replacement, i.e., through age-related retirements and employees leaving by their own admission.

This announcement comes after news that Sahlgrenska University Hospital had a negative budget balance of SEK 1.2 billion [€107 million]. Currently, Sahlgrenska University Hospital employs 17,000 employees, and it is unclear as of now exactly what staff will be affected.


  • 4 December 2023: Hårda nedskärningar i SU:s budget (lakartidningen.se)
  • 7 December 2023: Sahlgrenska ska spara hundratals miljoner 2023 (www.gp.se)


Eurofound (2023), Sahlgrenska Universitetssjukhuset, Internal restructuring in Sweden, factsheet number 200623, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/200623.