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Helse nord will be strengthened with a further NOK 250 million in the revised budget, says Health Minister Jan Christian Vestre (Ap). Photo: Lise Åserud / NTB

Of NTB | 13.05.2024 09:39:28

Medicine and health: NOK 90 million will go to increase recruitment and cooperation grants, Jan Christian Vestre (Ap) informs NRK.

Finnmark hospital receives 15 million to strengthen Klinikk Alta. The money will secure maternity services, strengthen outpatient clinics, mental health care and day care. The emergency services in Narvik and Lofoten are to be maintained, and they receive NOK 80 million and NOK 65 million respectively for this.

The funds will come in the government’s revised budget, which will be presented on Tuesday.

Earlier in May, it became known that the government is giving 140 million to hospitals in Narvik and Lofoten. The money the government is now providing will come in addition.

The planned restructuring in Helse nord will nevertheless go according to plan.

– There is still a need for restructuring in both Helse nord and Finnmarkssykehuset. At the same time, the government wants to contribute to ensuring that the transition can take place in the best possible way by strengthening the allocation, says Vestre.

Finance Minister Trygve Slagsvold Vedum (Sp) says that the government will also make it easier for health personnel working in eastern Norway to work in northern Norway.

– If you are a doctor or nurse and live in the south and want to work in the north, you should know that there is an investment, and that, for example, we have free nursery school and other measures we are taking in the initiative zone to make it even more attractive to settle there, he says.

Helse nord has had major financial challenges and has had to make cuts in various services, including maternity services. They themselves have estimated that NOK 1.1 billion must be cut.

(© NTB)

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