The Crown Princess presses the starter button for the New Karolinska Solna hospital

Motiv: The Crown Princess with County Council Commissioner for Healthcare Filippa Reinfeldt and County Governor Per Unckel at the ceremony for the New Karolinska Solna hospital. Photo: Fredrik Persson/Scanpix
On Friday 3 September, The Crown Princess pressed the starter button for the symbolic detonation marking the start of the New Karolinska Solna hospital's construction.
Before the symbolic detonation took place, The Crown Princess attended a seminar on the theme of the healthcare of the future. Speakers at the seminar included Professor Lennart Persson, Administrative Director of the New Karolinska Solna hospital, Professor James Stoller MD, Executive Director of Leadership Development at Cleveland Clinic in the US, Harriet Wallberg-Henriksson, President of Karolinska Institutet, and Sandra Eketorp Sylvan, trainee resident physician and former student at Karolinska Institutet.

The new hospital, which is due to open in December 2015, will be an ultramodern university hospital, providing specialist and highly specialist healthcare, together with a wide range of top quality research and education.