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Nurse shortage impacts kids with cancer

Published torsdag 13 juni 2013 kl 11.30
Astrid Lindgren hildrens' Hospital Photo: Scanpix

Children being treated for cancer may be sent abroad, because of an acute shortage of nurses in Sweden this summer.

Astrid Lindgren Childrens' Hospital, located in the Stockholm suburb of Solna, normally cares for 14 patients simultaneously, but a shortage of nurses means that there is only room on the cancer ward for six patients.

Some young patients may have to travel to Finland for cancer treatment.

"These are families in crisis. Their children have cancer, and they feel very secure with the hospital personnel. It isn't so easy to shift to a new place for treatment, possibly in a different country," says Annica Filander, a nurse at the hospital's child cancer clinic.

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