Strike of Health Care Workers Starts on 1 October 2012
Which health care workers will be going on strike on 1 October 2012? Doctors, dentists, midwives, caregivers and health care support specialists (massage therapists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, speech therapists, radiology technicians, bio-analysts) will be partially participating in the strike of health care workers. Which hospitals (health care establishments) are affected by the strike and to what extent? Information on whether or not and to what extent a health care establishment participates in the strike and what it means to patients can be acquired directly from the health care establishments: North Estonia Medical Centre phone + 372 617 1049 East Tallinn Central Hospital phone 1900 West Tallinn Central Hospital phone 1314 Tartu University Hospital phone +372 731 8111 Pärnu Hospital phone +372 447 3300 Viljandi Hospital phone +372 435 2008 Narva Hospital phone +372 35 71 835 Kuressaare Hospital phone +372 452 0040 What kind of medical care is still provided during the strike?
- Ambulance crews, emergency medical services and intensive care units continue to function. Emergency care is provided to all patients who need it. Patients in need of emergency care will receive all the necessary medical tests.
- The care of hospitalized inpatients will continue.
- Obstetrical care is provided as per usual.
- Regular outpatient care is provided to children up to 18 and to oncology and haematology patients; gynaecologists continue to observe and treat pregnant women.
- Psychiatric patients who are receiving ambulatory psychiatric care will continue to receive their current treatment.
- Diagnostic and laboratory tests are conducted for only the following regular outpatients: children up to 18, pregnant women, oncology and haematology patients.
- Blood banks continue to work as usual.
- Emergency medical staff
- Family physicians
- Many medical specialists (more information available from hospitals)