On Tuesday 23 January, The King and Queen visited Karolinska University Hospital in Solna to find out more about the role of the hospital and to see the new building.
On arrival at Karolinska University Hospital, The King and Queen were welcomed by Hospital Director Melvin Samsom and County Finance Commissioner Irene Svenonius.
In the hospital's lecture hall, The King and Queen were then given a number of presentations about the work of the hospital. Hospital Director Melvin Samsom spoke about the hospital and its new role. Managing Director of Theme Ageing Miia Kivipelto spoke about new research into Alzheimer's disease and the creation of Theme Ageing, and Head of the Women's and Children's Health Theme Svante Norgren spoke about the new hospital buildings and children's healthcare.
There then followed a tour, during which The King and Queen saw the work of the hospital and were given presentations of the high-tech solutions used.
Karolinska University Hospital in Solna is a new hospital area, and is expected to be completed in 2018. The hospital complex is located in the southwest part of the area that currently belongs to Karolinska University Hospital in Solna. Its work is carried out by Karolinska University Hospital.