Tuesday, October 26, employees of all eight university hospitals in the Netherlands will be deployed for 24 hours. A Sunday service will be run that day, derived from the plannable care will be canceled and emergency care will continue.
The willingness to take action in the AMC and VUmc is high; a total of 52 will participate. The outpatient clinics are closing and many planned surgeries are canceled that day. The patients notice with all planned care that expires.
At 12 noon all employees gather and at 12:05 the hospital staff applaud themselves for two minutes. This applause is all about self-esteem and is a protest for the lack of appreciation from their employer.
In addition to various speeches, employees can sign up for a treasure hunt and an art route at the AMC. Each department will also organize different activities “so that colleagues can discover each other’s place”, says ICU nurse Sandra van der Horst of the AMC. Sandra is an FNV official within the hospital.
On September 28 there was a noise protest from Amsterdam UMC. The upcoming one will not be a noise protest, but according to Van der Horst there will be “a playful speech”.