Innovative hospitals

Denmark is in the process of building 16 new highly specialised hospitals that are all constructed as hospitals of the future, considering the changing role of hospitals in our future healthcare system.

As more Danish healthcare services are delivered through primary care, the future role of hospitals is changing. Therefore, the process of modernising Denmark’s future hospital capacity has a focus on continued specialisation and flexibility. 

The new hospital landscape reflects the increase in outpatient treatment, which reduces the need for hospital beds. Persistent efforts to streamline and optimise procedures and improve treatment quality in Danish hospitals, have reduced patient length of stay as well as the number of readmissions. This enables patients to return home to well-known surroundings faster and ensures more efficient use of resources in the healthcare sector. 

Modernising Denmark’s hospital capacity enables the dissemination of the latest knowledge, technology, and best practices throughout the country. Increasing digitalisation ensures efficient operation of core services in hospitals, with new work methods, technologies, and organisation. This free up resources for treatment and care, while also providing better health and safety conditions for staff.

Hospital logistics

With the new hospital landscape in Denmark, our hospitals will play highly specialised roles. At the same time, the healthcare system is under pressure to meet patients’ expectations of efficient and high-quality treatment. Therefore, innovative just-in-time logistics solutions are necessary to optimise patient flows and to reduce patient length of stay.

Emergency medical services

Emergency Medical Services play an important role in the Danish healthcare system. Emergencies require fast and resolute action from both citizens and healthcare professionals. But the success of these efforts ultimately depends on an effective emergency management system.

Robotics in healthcare

Self-driving autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) take care of delivering laundry, transporting blood samples to labs and bring medicines to hospital wards. Combining robotic technology and artificial intelligence (AI) is part of the next step, as artificial intelligence goes hand in hand with logistics and planning.