Lycksele BB closes childbirth this Christmas: “This is what reality looks like”

Last year, they were forced to close childbirth at Lycksele BB over Christmas. They had a midwife on duty for emergency unplanned births that might appear. Now it will be the same this Christmas as well.

The birth will have closed during weeks 51 and 52, according to the Association of Midwives in Västerbotten.

– All planned births will be referred to the coast, says Erika Broman Häggblad.

Winsa: Not what we wish

– We will have a minimum level. It is not what we wish, but the reality looks like this. We have staffing difficulties, says Brita Winsa, director of health and medical care in Västerbotten.

– The advantage is that we have tested this last Christmas and this summer and it maintains an acceptable level, says Winsa.

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Already 20 years ago, Lycksele BB was threatened with closure. In the video, you get a summary of the tours since then – in 60 seconds. Photo: SVT

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