West-Nederland; Zuid-Holland; Groot-Rijnmond
Location of affected unit(s)
Health / Social Work
Human Health Services And Activities
Human Health Activities
86.10 - Hospital activities

330 - 830 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
24 June 2013
Employment effect (start)
25 June 2013
Foreseen end date


On 24 June 2013 the Ruwaard van Putten Hospital declared bankruptcy. 830 jobs are lost.

Updated, 16-07-2013 The new owners of the hospital (a partnership of three hospitals in the Rotterdam region) announced that out of the 830 employees before the bankruptcy, only 500 ones will receive a new short-term contract: 170 of them initially only for a six months period and the rest (330) will be employed on a fixed contract of 3 months.

As announced, the hospital will continue to operate with a new name "Spijkenisse Medisch Centrum"and with all the activities related to advanced provision of care to be relocated to other hospitals. According to the sources after October 2013 there will be decisions about the number of the remaining staff.


  • 16 July 2013: Het Financieele Dagblad
  • 28 June 2013: Ruwaard van Putten Ziekenhuis (press release)
  • 24 June 2013: mijnvakbond.nl


Eurofound (2013), Ruwaard van Putten Ziekenhuis, Merger/Acquisition in Netherlands, factsheet number 75649, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/75649.