A new national action plan worth €161.3 million ($183.3 million) has been initiated by the Danish Government to ensure that sick elderly people in Denmark are treated in a dignified manner, so that they experience coherence and solicitude in the Danish healthcare system. The first part of the action plan, which was negotiated in February, was a so-called emergency package of €55.9 million ($63.2 million) to reduce overcrowding of the hospitals. Now the last €108.4 million ($122.4 million) have been distributed for initiatives to improve the conditions for the frail and elderly medical patients.
These initiatives will among others focus on:
The funds are allocated from 2016 to 2019, and hereafter an amount of €40.4 million ($45.4 million) will be allocated on an annual basis.