Medical specialists miss out in hospital bankruptcy

Medical specialists at the Ruwaard van Putten hospital in Spijkenisse, south-west of Rotterdam, are likely to lose millions of euros following the bankruptcy of the medical centre.


The 40 freelance specialists are owed around €3m in unpaid fees, the Financieele Dagblad reports.

They are also concerned the partnerships for which they work could lose goodwill to the value of €10m because the hospital is no longer using their services, the paper says.

The 40 specialists have all bought in to a partnership, for around €300,000 each, through which they offered their services to the hospital.

They are likely to lose the overdue fees and the value of the goodwill they have built up as they are well down the list of 300 creditors created when the hospital declared bankruptcy in June, says the FD.

The hospital has been taken over by three other hospitals in the Rotterdam area and renamed the Spijkenisse Medisch Centrum.


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