Large health group almost bankrupt

One of the biggest healthcare providers in the country, Meavita, is on the point of financial collapse, report various newspapers on Friday.

The government will guarantee that Meavita’s 100,000 clients will continue to receive healthcare services for another two weeks, said junior health minister Jet Bussemaker in an emergency parliamentary debate on Thursday.
The minister hopes to come up with a long-term solution for the concern’s financial problems by next week, reports the Financieele Dagblad.
Meavita, which is largely active in the The Hague and Groningen, has annual turnover of around €500m and has been making a loss since 2006, the paper says.
According to the Volkskrant, the healthcare provider employs 20,000 workers in the home help, nursing, youth services and social work sectors.

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