Sweden explores Danish Prehospital Care

A Swedish delegation visits The Capital Region of Denmark to see and experience innovative Danish solutions within the field of Prehospital Care.

On January 29, 2018, a Swedish delegation consisting of representatives from The Ministry of Health and Social Affairs and The Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions. Denmark and Sweden have a close cooperation across the healthcare sectors. Therefore, the Swedish delegates had great interest in visiting the Emergency Medical Services to hear about solutions and experiences within Prehospital Care from a region with 1.8 million residents, 12 hospitals, and a joint prehospital organization.

The Swedish delegation also made acquaintance with the Emergency Medical Service Copenhagen in Ballerup and the medical helpline called “112”, which provides health professional advice to emergency calls and has emergency vehicles and helicopter at its disposal.

Additionally, the Emergency Medical Service control centre coordinates the utilization of resources available and is also responsible for the operational contingency planning.
At the end of the program, the delegates received a guided tour of the control centre.

The delegation visit was organized and hosted by Healthcare DENMARK in close collaboration with the Royal Danish Embassy in Stockholm. For more information about this visit, please contact Chief Consultant Anne Smetana.

If you are interested in visiting Denmark and seeing these 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 and assist with planning local transportation and accommodation.