Experience excellent healthcare
Skåne Care is the international gateway to the skills, services, and expertise offered by the public healthcare system of Region Skåne in Sweden’s southern province. World-renowned Skåne University Hospital in Lund and Malmö is the hub within our wide network of specialised hospitals in ten locations, with around 150 primary healthcare clinics managed or funded by Region Skåne. 30,000 healthcare professionals serve Skåne’s 1.4 million residents as well as national and international referrals. Medical research, training and education is performed in close cooperation with Lund University and Malmö University.
Skåne is Sweden’s most southerly province and forms the link between Sweden and Europe. It is easily accessed via Copenhagen International Airport, just 30 minutes from Skåne University Hospital in Malmö. A popular tourist destination with cities, forests, and seaside, Skåne is a multicultural region with more than 160 nationalities. In Skåne more than 100 languages are spoken, and most people are proficient in English.
- Collaboration with world-renowned Skåne University Hospital.
- Transfer of the Swedish healthcare model to an international context.
- International patient referrals.
- Education and training programmes for medical professionals.
- Management consulting services for clinics, hospitals, and administrators.
- Wide network of both public and private partners in Sweden.
The quality of healthcare in Sweden is consistently top-ranked internationally. For instance, Sweden is in a shared top position when it comes to attainment of the health-related indicators for the Sustainable Development Goals and the life expectancy at birth is 82 years, among the highest in the world (WHO, 2012).
Swedish healthcare constantly strives to improve medical results. One unique tool is our approximately 100 national quality registries. We use these registries for learning, improvement, research, and management to create the best possible healthcare. In addition, Sweden is involved in international collaboration on specialised care, improving patient safety, and increasing patient influence.
The Swedish healthcare system:
- Produces the highest quality medical results while keeping costs at OECD average.
- Builds on the principles of quality, reliability, efficiency, and equality.
- Is decentralised to regional levels.
- Is largely publicly funded.
research and clinical practice IN AN INNOVATIVE CONTEXT
Healthcare in Skåne is outstanding because of collaboration among academic institutions, industries, and clinics. Every day in Skåne, research and clinical practice integrate and interact to push quality of healthcare forward.
For example, Skåne University Hospital is among the three largest university hospitals in Sweden, offering unique expertise in comprehensive healthcare, medical training, and frontline research. Lund University has a long and vibrant history covering over 300 years of research and is today the largest university in Scandinavia and one of the top 100 in the world. Together, their close association allows for integrating groundbreaking research into medical services that support outstanding patient care in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
Research and clinical collaboration has enriched Skåne’s healthcare system for decades. Today a major regional focus, connected health – such as eHealth, Digital Health, mHealth, Telehealth, and Telecare – is an area where highly skilled companies collaborate with care providers and researchers to develop tools for a viable market. These tools help create completely new opportunities to deliver healthcare and health information, enhance the quality of healthcare provided, coordinate healthcare activities, improve patient quality of life, and contribute to increased patient participation, independence, and security.
Skåne University Hospital
Skåne University Hospital is among the largest university hospitals in Sweden, offering unique expertise in comprehensive healthcare, medical training, and frontline research. The close association with Malmö University and Lund University, which is the largest university in Scandinavia and one of the top 100 in the world, allows for integrating ground-breaking research into medical services that support outstanding patient care in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
Skåne University Hospital has a special assignment from the National Board of Health and Welfare to be one of two national centres for paediatric and adult cardiothoracic surgery as well for heart and lung transplants.
Frequent international referrals are made to these departments, served by internationally renowned specialists. The hospital is also host to several centres with unique treatment methods, such as the Scandinavian Ear Reconstruction Centre, the Lymphoedema Centre and the Paediatric Hospital, performing stem cell therapy with both haploidentical and allogeneic transplants.
A regular day at Skåne University Hospital:
- 25 babies are born
- 364 visits are made to the Emergency Room
- 1,158 in-patients
- 130 patients receive surgery
- 5,686 primary healthcare visits
- 1,200 patients are given x-rays, MRI etc
- 5 scientific papers are published
Our home of Skåne
Welcome to a charming place
The beautiful scenery, vibrant cities, and close proximity to the continent makes Skåne, Sweden’s most southerly province, well worth exploring. Skåne offers creative, unusual, and authentic experiences within close distances.
We have 400 kilometers of coastline in three directions with long, inviting sandy beaches, as well as deep forests in the central and northeastern parts, and steep rocky precipices in the northwest. The rural areas and the charming fishing villages are close to the cities, with cosmopolitan Malmö in the southwest and the major European city of Copenhagen close by. The region is multicultural with over 160 nationalities and 100 different languages. Most people are proficient in English.
Skåne’s history is clearly visible, not least at our 200 castles and manors. Culturally you find international concert halls, art exhibitions, theatre and cuisine to suit all tastes.
With generally long summers and mild winters you can experience all that Skåne has to offer in comfort, whether it’s indoor or outdoor activities you’re interested in. Skåne is neither one thing nor the other. Skåne has a bit of everything, and makes enjoying yourself easy. For more information, visit www.visitskane.com/en.