14 percent of Czech nurses over 60

Some 14 percent of nurses in Czechia are aged 60 or over, says the head of the Institute of Health Information and Statistics. Ladislav Dušek made the comment at a meeting of health sector trade unions on Monday.

At present there is a shortage of around 2,000 nurses in the field of acute and long-term care. However, with the aging population, far more nurses will be required in future, Mr. Dušek said.

There are around 84,000 nurses in Czechia.

Author: Ian Willoughby