Internal restructuring
Alfod es Eszak; Del-Alfold; Csongrad
Location of affected unit(s)
Health / Social Work
Human Health Services And Activities
Human Health Activities
86.1 - Hospital activities

200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
21 May 2007
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


200 employees will be dismissed from the Hódmezővásárhely hospital in Southern Hungary. The hospital is operated by the city council, therefore council representatives decided about the mass redundancy in an effort to contain mounting debts and control losses as a result of the government’s major restructuring of the entire healthcare system in Hungary. The dismissals affect about 20 doctors, 60 nurses and 120 employees working in administration, technical support and other areas. The decision was made now because of the currently available state funding for covering the costs of the dismissals (severance pay, etc.). The exact timeline of the dismissals, however, is not known yet. The Trade Union of Health and Social Workers (Egészségügyi Dolgozók Demokratikus Szakszervezete, EDDSZ) acknowledged that restructuring was necessary but contested its scale.


  • 21 May 2007: Magyar Nemzet


Eurofound (2007), Hódmezővásárhely Erzsébet Kórház, Internal restructuring in Hungary, factsheet number 65381, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/65381.