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

140 - 245 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
10 August 2009
Employment effect (start)
30 September 2009
Foreseen end date
5 October 2009


On 10 August 2009, Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county government decided to reduce the workforce at the local hospital in Nyíregyháza by 140 by 5 October 2009.

This is the consequence of the reorganisation of the medical unit's state funding scheme that has been in place since April 2009. The introduction of new regulations resulted in a monthly deficit of HUF 130-150 and threatened the hospital with insolvency.

Those affected by the decision are administrative and maintenance employees but no medical staff.At the same time, there is new legislation requiring the hospital to sign new contracts with all employees. 105 hospital workers rejected to accept these new contracts and will leave the hospital. Thus, the headcount will drop from 2720 to 2475.


  • 10 August 2009: Kelethír
  • 10 August 2009: Heti Világgazdaság
  • 25 August 2009: Szabolcs Online (www.szon.hu)
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Eurofound (2009), Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg Megyei Kórház, Internal restructuring in Hungary, factsheet number 69641, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/69641.