Employment trends in the general hospital sector

Overall, nursing staff (nurses and orderlies) represent just over half of the full-time equivalents in hospitals. However, the figures1, shown in the graph below, largely underestimate medical activity, as many doctors work with self-employed status and are therefore not reported as 'hospital staff'.

In addition, over time, the volume of FTEs hired by hospitals is increasing in all professional categories. This may seem strange given the reduction in the number of accredited beds, but it should be noted that the number of hospital stays, and therefore the number of patients admitted, continues to increase over time (see below – chapter Care activity). In total, over 4 years, the volume of staff in general and university hospitals has increased by 7,171 full-time equivalents (+6%).

 

[1] Source: Finhosta