Minister inaugurated new health clinic

Last Friday, the Minister for Health and Social Affairs Lena Hallengren inaugurated BTH’s new research and education clinic. It is unique in its kind in that it combines innovation, implementation and education under the same roof.

The Minister focused on the major challenges in Swedish health care. We live longer and cure more and more diseases, but as we get older, higher demands are also placed on Swedish health care.

-We must collaborate to reach new goals in health care and it must be developed to meet new needs, says Lena Hallengren.

However, the Minister has several ideas and ideas on how Swedish welfare should be strengthened:

-Academia needs to be innovative and we need to embrace the potential of new technology – that’s why I’m glad to inaugurate this new research and education clinic today, the Minister said.

The new health clinic is unique internationally in that it combines innovation, implementation and education. It is a meeting place for research, education and health technology product development – all under the same roof. Here the students will get the important connection between theory and practice. The clinic is the result of a long and intensive work both inside and outside BTH.

-We started to discuss this as early as in 2015 and, in 2017 we submitted a proposal for a clinic. Now, in 2019, it has become a reality – I can hardly believe it. I want to thank everyone who has been involved – it would not have happened if we had not done it together, said Doris Bohman, head of the Department of Health.

The Minister for Health and Social Affairs concluded his inaugural speech with the following words:

-The clinic will be a great place to study, to work and to do research.

16 September 2019

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