Key Events

Prior to 2014


Letter of the minister and secretary of state to parliament to announce the future of long-term health care and a new law (the WLZ) in place for 2015

In 2014


Several interest groups of patients, employees, municipalities, and healthcare facilities call for a postponement of the announced changes


Two seniors sound the alarm in a newspaper about the failing of healthcare services for their demented wives. One of them is the father of the secretary of state


One of the seniors debates the secretary of state about on Pauw, a daily talk show, about the present situation in healthcare facilities and the announced changes in long-term healthcare


A parliamentarian of the ruling left-wing party goes on Pauw to debate an opposition parliamentarian and argues that the management in healthcare facilities is to blame for the poor health care provided by such facilities


Implementation of the new healthcare law WLZ