25 March 2020 – Guaranteed funding for healthcare providers

This item is sourced from COVID-19 Policy Watch co-ordinated by Policy. We are in the process of gathering further information and aligning taxonomies for these items.

Type of Intervention: Health services
Sectors Involved:
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency:

Overview: The Dutch Government has guaranteed financial security for healthcare providers employed by local authorities under the Social Support Act and the Youth Act.

It has asked all local authorities to ensure healthcare providers of youth assistance, youth protection, youth rehabilitation and social support, have financial security until at least 1 June 2020. This includes financing extra costs, compensation for loss of turnover, maintaining cash-flow and easing accountability.

The policy is intended to maintain continuity of care and support, and ensure professionals are deployed where they are most needed.
Full details here: https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/coronavirus-covid-19/nieuws/2020/03/25/kabinet-en-vng-maken-afspraken-over-financiele-zekerheid-zorgaanbieders