You are a specialist doctor, but you worry about the lack of up-to-date equipment, medication, and lack of options for treating your patients properly.
Most doctors would say that there is no greater joy than the one you feel when you manage to help people. The medical field in Southern and Eastern Europe has in recent years experienced cutbacks resulting in inefficient and unsatisfactory working conditions within the hospitals. As a result, doctors are faced with a deterioration of medical procedures and lack of up-to-date medical equipment compared to the rest of Europe.
A Hungarian anaesthesiologist described it as demotivating for him to read about new working methods or techniques applied within his specialty field in other countries, because he knew full well that economic restrictions meant that such new thinking or practices would never be introduced at his hospital. He saw no hope for development or quality improvement of the public health sector in his home country. A Greek child psychiatrist told us that she felt obliged to buy, out of her own pocket, paper and pens for the kids to draw with. For her, many such small issues accumulated and made it too frustrating on the whole to keep on working in Greece. Another specialist doctor, a Hungarian cardiologist, said that even when wearing a protective suit he felt it was dangerous to work in his hospital’s cath lab. He concluded after years of working in Hungary that the healthcare system is neither patient-centred, nor taking care of its employees any longer (he mentioned obligatory overtime as an example of the latter). Furthermore, we learned from a Croatian psychiatrist that working conditions in her hospital were substandard: Besides obsolete medical equipment, she cited low motivation among the dwindling staff (e.g. due to the fact that staff salaries were cut by more than 30% in recent years). “My colleagues and I do not really feel that there is light at the end of the tunnel”, she said.
There is another way. The future can be different.
Often due to a combination of social circumstances and financial limitations – combined with management issues and traditional, decentralised, cost-heavy healthcare sectors – state hospitals in certain parts of Europe are forced to cut costs, thus influencing in a negative way the medical care they are able to offer to patients. In fact, many hospitals in these regions are not in a position to follow the same procedures as compared to for instance Scandinavian standards. All of the above doctors have made a life-changing decision by finding permanent work in Denmark. In essence, these doctors have left their adverse situations in their respective home countries behind by settling in Denmark. Thanks to political priority plans, the Danish regions, which run the public hospitals, will have their wish come true regarding the requirement of new equipment to ensure that e.g. cancer patients receive the most cutting-edge treatment and proper care.
How to make your future better.
The EU doctors mentioned above have all found fulfilling employment in Denmark through the recruitment services of Medicolink. At Medicolink we strive to offer you a quality service throughout the entire recruitment process. We know full well that a decision to move to another country is not to be taken lightly. That is why we offer our full commitment not only to you as a candidate but to your family as well. Please do not hesitate to contact us to learn more about what we can offer you.