Global Challenges, Territorial Answers: the Future of Health in Europe - Event organised by EUREGHA on behalf of the Committee of the Region's Interregional Group on Health and Well-being

On 21 and 22 October, EUREGHA participated in a study trip to Hälsostaden (“The City of Health”-project) in Ängelholm, organised by Region Skåne. Hälsostaden is a three-year project which started in 2013 bringing together Ängelholm municipality, primary care and hospital-based specialist care in an innovative model for integrated care. The main goals of the project are to improve accessibility, to offer care and nursing at the right level and to improve patient flow between municipality, primary care and hospital.

During the first day, the delegation was welcomed in Region Skåne’s headquarters by Ingrid Bengtsson-Rijavec (Director of Healthcare, Region Skåne) and Sergio Garay (CEO of Hälsostaden) who presented the project. This was followed by a speech by David Somekh (Network Director of the European Health Futures Forum) on the changing needs and requirements in healthcare and the potentials of integrated care. Thereafter, Flanders, Wales and Scotland presented their regional strategies and specific challenges related to integrated care. The session was moderated by Leo Lewis (International Foundation for Integrated Care).

The second day consisted of a visit to Hälsostaden, which is based at the hospital of Ängelholm. During that very day, Hälsostaden celebrated their two-year anniversary with a fair, offering networking opportunities with the staff. This was followed by presentations of the mobile emergency teams, dementia care, ICT solutions and a visit to the key departments, including a meeting with some of the healthcare workers.

For more information about the Hälsostaden project, please follow this link.