Internal restructuring
Hessen; Gießen; Gießen
Location of affected unit(s)
Giessen, Marburg
Health / Social Work
Human Health Services And Activities
Human Health Activities
86.1 - Hospital activities

240 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
5 July 2012
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Rhön Kliniken, the majority owner of the university hospitals Marburg and Giessen since its privatization in 2006, will cut 240 jobs. It is reported that the job cuts will not affect care and medical staff.

This is the result of negotiations between the state of Hessia, which still holds a 5% share of the clinics, the universities and the clinics. The case raised public interest due to fears of a negative impact on regional health care service provision.

There is no timeline given for the restructuring.


  • 5 July 2012: Frankfurter Rundschau


Eurofound (2012), University hospitals Marburg and Giessen, Internal restructuring in Germany, factsheet number 73839, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/73839.