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Danish superhospitals creating 5,000 new jobs

Since 2010, the historic construction project has already provided work to 12,000 new employees

More work opportunities call for more qualified workers (photo: iStock)
August 6th, 2015 11:47 am| by Lucie Rychla

The construction and expansion of 16 superhospitals across Denmark is  expected to create 5,000 new jobs in construction this year.

According to Danmarks Statistik and Danish Regions, some 11,586 full-time jobs were created in the period between 2010 and 2014 thanks to the work on the new hospitals.

The number is expected to increase in the coming years as the construction work is planned until 2025.

Lack of skilled labour
“The main challenge is to ensure that patients get the best treatment possible with the best specialists, the latest equipment and hospital facilities that can meet these requirements now and in the future,” Jens Stenbæk, the vice president of Danish Regions, told DR.

“When this historic construction of hospitals is finished, we are also going to have more qualified and competitive Danish companies.”

Stenbæk finds it ‘embarrassing’ that Denmark lacks the necessary skilled labour.