"We have reached the end of the road now," says Director of Health Care Jessica Frisk

The goal is to reduce expenditure to below 4.5 per cent of personnel costs already by the New Year, and by the end of 2025 the national target of 2 per cent will be reached.

Already stopped out of agreement

Since February, the region has not hired any nurses outside the existing framework agreements. The same applies to hired doctors since July 1.

"From what we see, it is being complied with very well.

Six percent of personnel costs means about SEK 50 million per month for temporary staff so far this year, according to regional board chairman Marie Morell (M).

You can hear more about the costs of temporary agency workers in the video.