25 March 2020 – Guaranteed funding for healthcare providers

Intervention Categories: Finance policy and financial aid; Financial aid to health services
Level of Jurisdiction: National

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