Sweden gets insight into Danish healing architecture and logistics

On March 3, 2020, Swedish architects, hospital directors, and logistics managers from Skåne University Hospital visited Denmark to find inspiration in Danish architecture, healing architecture, logistics, and digitalization.

The delegation started the visit at Aarhus University Hospital (AUH) with a presentation of the Danish healthcare system and AUH as a digital hospital. Measuring 500,000 square meters, AUH is the biggest hospital construction in the Danish history, and the first of the new construction projects to officially open at the beginning of 2017.

Afterwards, the Swedish visitors received a guided tour of AUH. Here, the delegates learned more about the arrival halls, digital path finding solutions, healing architecture, knowledge and evidence-based design, and service logistics. The hospital is designed to flexibly meet future requirements of technology, treatment methods and working methods. Service logistics is one of the IT strategic focus areas at AUH to ensure adequate and efficient handling of logistics solutions to the benefit of patients.

After lunch, the visitors were introduced to innovative solutions at AUH by the Danish company Systematic. Denmark has a long tradition of public-private partnerships and they play an important role in the construction as well as the development of the new Danish hospitals.

Furthermore, the delegates learned about hospital projects including the process-oriented approach ensuring the healing environment, and hospital planning by one of Scandinavia’s leading architectural firms, C.F. Møller.

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.