The bonus is in addition to the extra compensation that has been available for several years in the summers when care staff go in and work on their holiday.

Margot Kamruddin, chairman of the Healthcare Association in Halland, believes that the solution is not optimal as the staff is in need of their holidays for recovery.

- At the same time, perhaps this is the best of two evil things.

Otherwise, they might have had to withdraw people from their holidays, she says.

The cost of the salary bonus during the summer is estimated at approximately SEK 15 million.

In the clip, you hear Mikaela Waltersson (M), chair of the regional board, justify the salary bonus.