The situation in Swedish emergency hospitals is serious, and patients are at risk of not receiving adequate attention on time.
The last review of the Inspection for Health and Welfare (IVO) revealed that all 27 hospitals that were audited had a severe lack of staff and care places.
Hence, the National Board of Health and Welfare is now to propose how this shortage can be solved through a national plan for the provision of skills in healthcare.
The government also wants to set up an accident commission to investigate suicides.
Additionally, support for relatives should also be improved.
Every year, approximately 1,200 people kill themselves in Sweden. But according to the government, regulatory changes in recent years have led to fewer cases of suicide reported and followed up.
by Anja Haglund/TT | edited by Riedia
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