Effects of the coronavirus on health and social services

Espoo’s difficult coronavirus situation also affects health and social services.

Situation on 13 January 2022

The staffing situation in our services is more challenging than it has ever been during the coronavirus pandemic. Due to staff transfers and shortages and employees falling ill and being in quarantine, we do not have enough staff to fill all shifts.

To enable the increase in hospital beds for coronavirus patients and to safeguard patient care, we have transferred staff to Espoo Hospital from other units, such as health centres, maternity and child health clinics, school and student health services and disability services. Due to these transfers, we have been forced to cancel some clients’ appointments and reduce our activities.