HEALTH

Numerous complaints about BUP due to waiting times

1:21 min
  • Last year, roughly 800 of the 3300 complaints concerning the care of children and young people filed at IVO, the Swedish Health and Care Inspectorate, and local patient advisory committees, had to do with mental health clinics for children and young people, known as BUP in Sweden.

  • Maria Åberg, head of department at IVO, says that they see long waiting times, poor coordination and poor communication.

  • Most regions are unable to live up to the care guarantee which states that those who seek care at BUP should receive help within thirty days and treatment should start within an additional thirty days.