Internal restructuring
Yuzhna Bulgaria; Yuzhen tsentralen; Stara Zagora
Location of affected unit(s)
Stara Zagora
Health / Social Work
Human Health Services And Activities
Human Health Activities
86.1 - Hospital activities

296 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
8 December 2013
Employment effect (start)
8 December 2013
Foreseen end date


Public hospital "Kirkovich" in Stara Zagora is to cut 296 out of 1,424 jobs.

As announced, the cost-cutting plan envisages that 43 doctors, 133 nurses, 74 paramedics and 46 auxiliary staff will be made redundant. 53 of these job cuts will take place through natural attrition.

As reported, the restructuring plan has been approved by the Ministry of Health and the hospital management, in the framework of a major reform in the healthcare institution.

According to media reports, there wil be a possible additional wave of 150 job cuts in the future, depending on the financial outcomes after the restructuring. 


  • 8 December 2013: starozagorski novini


Eurofound (2013), Hospital Kirkovich, Internal restructuring in Bulgaria, factsheet number 76324, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/76324.