Internal restructuring
Oost-Nederland; Overijssel; Zuidwest-Overijssel
Location of affected unit(s)
Health / Social Work
Human Health Services And Activities
Human Health Activities
86.1 - Hospital activities

250 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
14 May 2007
Employment effect (start)
1 July 2007
Foreseen end date
31 December 2007


The board of directors of the Isala Hospitals in Zwolle announced on 14 May 2007 that 250 jobs will be lost by the end of 2007. The reason for this reorganisation is to prevent a financial crisis due to the loss of 1.3 million Euro in the first quarter of 2007. According to the hospital the losses are due to inefficient organisation. Furthermore the management claims that the financial situation is also the result of cuts in public budgets. Further details of this reorganisation have not yet been determined. One third of the 250 jobs will be cut in administration jobs and two thirds in care staff jobs. In the beginning of 2007 Isala Hospital already announced that the construction of a new hospital building had been postponed to a later date.


  • 14 May 2007: Het Financieele Dagblad


Eurofound (2007), Isala Klinieken, Internal restructuring in Netherlands, factsheet number 65394, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/65394.