In regional elections, healthcare staffing is candidates' top issue

2:26 min
  • The political parties' top candidates running for regional council elections this September say boosting staff numbers in healthcare is their top priority, according to a survey by Swedish Radio News.

  • All 176 candidates responded to the survey asking for their election pledges and 75 percent of them said addressing staff shortages in the sector is the most important issue.

  • Proposals for how the situation can improve range from better salaries to greater career opportunities.