Germany finds inspiration in Danish psychiatry

March 22, 2019

Photo by Healthcare DENMARK
On March 19-20, 2019, a delegation from the Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry in Munich, Germany, visited Vejle, Horsens and Kolding to find inspiration and learn from Danish experiences within the field of new hospital construction, psychiatric treatment, and logistics solutions.

The first day of the visit to Denmark took place in the city of Vejle where the delegation started with a general introduction to the Danish healthcare system and the 2007 structural reform. At the newly build psychiatric hospital in Vejle, the delegation also got the opportunity to hear a lot more about the organizational structure, the building project, and had a guided tour of the hospital. After lunch, the delegates had the chance to discuss the benefits of “healing architecture” and innovation in the field of psychiatry together with the companies Arkitema Architects and Wavecare.

The second day started at the Regional Hospital in Horsens where the German delegation was introduced to the concept of clinical logistics with focus on transparency and coherence for patients, their families, and hospital staff. The visit in Horsens ended with a guided tour in the emergency department and a presentation of the logistics solution by the company Systematic.

After a very interesting morning in Horsens, the delegates visited the newly renovated emergency department at Kolding Hospital. Here, they got the opportunity to hear more about the construction project and they also experienced the innovative solution, which automatically handles blood samples.

The visit was organized and hosted by Healthcare DENMARK. For more information about this visit, please contact Senior Consultant Anne Katrine Greisen.

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