Internal restructuring
Centre-Est; Rhône-Alpes; Rhône
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
200 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
4 July 2011
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2011
Foreseen end date
31 December 2011


On 1 July 2011, the management of Les Hospices civils de Lyon (22,000 employees) announced to its supervisory board that nearly 200 jobs among its medical staff (4,307 employees) will be cut in 2011. The hospital has to reduce its deficit from 54,3 millions euro in 2010 to 45,3 millions euro in 2011. At the same time, the hospital is recruiting 200 nursing in foreign countries to replace French nursing leaving the hospital in the frame of an early retirement scheme. The CFDT union underlines the restructuring is unsustainable with the loss of more than 1,000 employees since 2005.


  • 4 July 2011: Les Echos


Eurofound (2011), Hospices civils de Lyon, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 72193, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/72193.