Sud; Calabria; Catanzaro
Location of affected unit(s)
Health / Social Work
Human Health Services And Activities
Human Health Activities
86.10 - Hospital activities

245 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
20 February 2015
Employment effect (start)
30 October 2015
Foreseen end date
30 October 2015


Fondazione Tommaso Campanella, the organisation managing an hospital specialised in cancer treatment and research, is to close and dismiss its 245 workers.

The organisation has been declared bankrupt by the Tribunal of Catanzaro due to its significant debts and the absence of relevant assets. The affected workers are mainly health staff, including doctors, researchers and nurses. Workers are issuing legal action against the closure.

Update, 16/11/2015: The hospital has been closed. The employees lost their jobs as of 30 October 2015, though a legal dispute over the closure is still ongoing. As the organisation is owned by the local public university and the Calabria region, workers fall within rules concerning redundancies for public employees. As a consequence, the region is activating measures to ensure the relocation thereof within other structures.


  • 20 February 2015: Approdonews
  • 23 February 2015: Il Giornale di Calabria
  • 1 April 2015: Il Lametino
  • 27 November 2015: LaC


Eurofound (2015), Fondazione Tommaso Campanella, Closure in Italy, factsheet number 91258, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/91258.