In Scandinavian countries, 40% of deaths are recorded in nursing homes, where serious failures were found in the first investigation, and the head of the Attendo team shared the bonus.
The CEO of Attendo, the number one elderly care company in the Nordic countries, finally gave in. On Thursday, May 6, Martin Tivéus announced that he had given up a generous bonus of 1.9 million crowns (187,000 euros). He plans to donate the money to the employee development fund. “Considering that as the CEO of the company, in the current debate, I have become a symbol of greed, but I am not. This is my personal decision.”, Does he announce.
A few hours ago, the team presented a frustrating first-quarter balance sheet. Attendo’s losses reached 10 million kronor, while in the first quarter of 2020 it was a surplus of 4 million kronor. The reason: the occupancy rate of nursing homes has dropped by 10%.
As in other parts of Europe, in Sweden, residents of nursing homes have paid a heavy price for the pandemic: Since March 2020, 5,526 people have died, representing 40% of Covid-19-related victims. The Health Inspection Office (IVO) has concluded that these institutions have serious shortcomings: long-term lack of protective equipment for employees, failure to follow hygiene procedures, and certain sick residents who have not seen a doctor…
In this case, Attendo’s decision to pay bonuses to its leaders is yet another provocation, and in Sweden, the debate has been going on in Sweden for many years due to the profit problems of private groups in the taxpayer-funded sector. However, in 2020, Attendo received 133 million crowns of state aid to deal with this pandemic.
Enlightenment from newspaper Afton What made them even more shocked was that they intervened the day after a long report was broadcast on the public channel P1, which condemned the group’s serious dysfunction in a nursing home in Stockholm. Several employees described how the management refused to implement the health authority’s directive, which requires that sick patients be distinguished from others in order to limit pollution.