Strike Worries Hospital Director

Workers at the hospital in Reykjavik are on continuous strike, and nurses’ aides will be striking between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm today, Thursday and Friday.
Hospital officials in Reykjavik  worry about the effects the strike of  is having on Landspítali University Hospital.

Director Páll Matth­ías­son told, “I must say I hope we, here at Landspítali, and the nation as a whole, will never again have to experience a whole year plagued by one strike after another. Thank God it hasn’t caused serious harm.”

“The situation in the emergency room yesterday was very serious,” Páll said. “Everything was full, and well beyond that, and the situation was very difficult. It was hard to get seriously ill people admitted to various hospital departments, already overcrowded.”