Collaboration across sectors – Region and Municipalities

November 19, 2019
On November 18-19, 2019, delegates from France visited Copenhagen to gain insight into the Danish healthcare system and rehabilitation.

On November 18, the first day of the visit, the delegates started the program with an introduction to the Danish healthcare system and elderly care by the Ministry of Health. Afterwards, the delegation was introduced to treatments for all kinds of diabetes by Steno Diabetes Center, the action plan on diabetes in the municipality of Copenhagen by the Center for Diabetes, and how to address the urban diabetes challenge by Cities Changing Diabetes. The three presentations were followed up by a Q/A session and debate.

After lunch, the delegation went on a site visit at Rehabilitation Center Bispebjerg, which is an activity center for people with daily challenges that offers different recovery options for elderly people returning after surgery.

On November 19, the delegates learned about how digitalization has resulted in better coordination between healthcare professionals by Brain Damage and Rehabilitation Center from Copenhagen Municipality. Hereafter, the French delegates took part in a round table discussing rehabilitation in Denmark, where participants from respectively Bispebjerg Hospital, Brain Damage and Rehabilitation Center from Copenhagen Municipality, Danish Physical Therapist, The Danish Brain Injury Association, and Life Science Robotics discussed, among other things, the responsibilities of the different care providers and the patients' right to a rehabilitation plan.

After the round table, the delegates visited Køge Municipality Rehabilitation Centre. Here, the delegation learned about the use of digital rehabilitation and had the opportunity to explore the training facilities.

The visit was organized and hosted by Healthcare DENMARK. For more information about this visit, please contact Deputy Director Anne Smetana.

If you are interested in visiting Denmark and seeing these or other Danish healthcare initiatives yourself, please do not hesitate to request a visit. Healthcare Denmark will tailor a program to your specific preferences.