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Over 300 health spanish chiefs hand in resignations over privatization

January 9, 2013

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(PUBLISHED IN EL PAÍS) Center directors will step down when Madrid administration’s plans to outsource services take effect More than 320 public health center directors across the Madrid region formally handed in their resignations on Tuesday after agreeing last month to step down en masse in protest at the regional government’s plans to privatize some […]

Big cuts to hospitals and beds in Molise, Lazio and Trentino (Italy)

December 14, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN IL CORRIERE DELLA SERA) Ministry says 30,000 beds must go. Regions have until 31 December to indicate where axe will fall ROME – Italy’s hospitals are to lose 30,000 beds as the scenario outlined in last summer’s spending review begins to take shape. Regions have until 31 December to indicate where the reductions […]

‘Alarmingly high’ death rates at ‘full to bursting’ england hospitals

December 3, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN THE INDEPENDENT) Death rates at 12 NHS hospital trusts in England were alarmingly high last year, according to an influential report. The number of patient deaths are above expected levels at the 12 trusts, the Dr Foster Hospital Guide found. Patient safety is also being risked because hospitals are “full to bursting”, with […]

Polish health care system one of the worst in Europe

November 21, 2012

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Poland’s health care ranks 27th out of 34 medical services included in the 6th edition of the Euro Health Consumer Index (EHI): and it is continuing to deteriorate. Poland has slipped one place in the EHI from the last report issued in 2009 by the Swedish-based Health Consumer Powerhouse think-tank. The report, presented to the […]

Where are the public security forces? (antifascists against neo-Nazis in Athens)

October 4, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN CONTRAINFO.COM. The NEPO Project is not responsible for the content that is literally copied from external websites.) ” The night of September 15th saw the first motorcycle patrol through Athens centre with flypostering and protest chants against neo-Nazi attacks. On September 22nd another antifa motorcycle demo was realized successfully. >>In the evening of Sunday, September 30th, […]

Disabled people: ‘collateral damage’ in the british government’s Austerity War

October 4, 2012

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(BY NEPO) New report offers the first detailed, comprehensive analysis of the impact of cuts and other changes to welfare on disabled people and their famílies. Disabled people’s organisations and charities have argued that disabled people are shouldering a massively unequal share of the burden of cuts and ‘reforms’ to the Welfare State.  They have […]

Estonian doctors embarked on a strike

October 4, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN THE BALTIC COURSE) Doctors of four large Estonian hospitals embarked on a strike on Monday to demand higher wages and reorganisation of the medical system; the duration of the strike is not yet known, LETA/Postimees writes. On Monday, planned outpatient appointments were stopped in Tartu University Clinic, North Estonian Regional Hospital, East Tallinn […]