In December a group of 11 healthcare professionals from public hospitals, an association for private clinics and the healthcare committee from the St Petersburg region visited Sahlgrenska University Hospital. The visit was funded by the Nordic council of Ministers with the purpose of increasing Nordic-Russian business opportunities in the field of healthcare.
The day started with an introduction to Sahlgrenska I.C. and Sahlgrenska University Hospital. The participants got an overview of the healthcare structure in Region Västra Götaland, how the university hospital is organized and in what medical areas that Sahlgrenska University Hospital is particularly prominent.
The program continued with a visit and round tour at the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Lars Kölby, MD PhD, and Jan Lilja, MD DDS Phd Assoc Prof, held a presentation with focus on their specialties within Craniofacial surgery.
The delegation also got the opportunity to meet Carina Reinholdt, senior consultant Hand surgery and Head of Center for Advanced Reconstruction of Extremities (CARE). She gave an insight into the development of the brand new center.
Sahlgrenska I.C. hopes that the program met the participants expectations and look forward to staying in touch.