Staff have now been moved between operations at the hospital in Växjö to resolve the emergency situation.

At the same time, the emergency clinic has moved into local staff mode in order to be able to continuously follow developments.

The strained situation means that patients and ambulance transports with low priority have now started to be referred to Ljungby.

- We wish for understanding from the patients for the situation that has arisen.

It is an extraordinary situation that we are doing everything to resolve.

We think things will calm down towards the evening, says Clas Hjertqvist, operations manager at the emergency department.

One of the main reasons for the situation that has arisen is that it is full in other departments of the hospital, which means that patients remain in the emergency room