Nine hospital supervisors have been replaced due to poor financial performance

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Ljubljana – The government has replaced members of the board of auditors due to the poor financial performance of the nine hospitals. We will conduct a special audit to see how we continue to record losses despite receiving hundreds of millions of euros in additional funding last year.

The purpose is to stabilize their finances and ensure they are out of the deficit by the end of the year, Health Minister Danijel Bešič Loredan told the press after Thursday’s cabinet session.

The audit is conducted by AlešŠabeder, a former Minister of Health and director of UKC Ljubljana, who is currently responsible for ministries and agencies for quality purchases.

According to Shaveder, 21 public hospitals have received an additional € 300 million in budget funding for additional services and Covid bonuses, with cumulative surplus revenues exceeding € 5.5 million last year.

However, the situation this year was “warning”, with cumulative losses of € 41 million in the first five months of the year and 15 hospitals in the red.

UKC Ljubljana, Slovenia’s largest hospital, currently has the largest losses of € 24 million, with four more losing more than € 1 million.

In addition, the books have a debt of € 173 million, of which € 77 million has already expired and the costs of materials and services are skyrocketing.

“We have a lot of questions and not all are answered,” says Šabeder.

The first task of the newly appointed Board of Corporate Auditors is to explain the current situation and prepare measures to stabilize the hospital’s finances. Nine hospital supervisors have been replaced due to poor financial performance

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