Capio starts day surgery operations in Solna, Stockholm

Capio, one of Sweden's and Europe's leading healthcare companies, is opening a day surgery clinic in Arenastaden in Solna, Stockholm, to meet future needs due to expansion of healthcare choice in specialist care and expected transfer of  patient flows from the Karolinska University Hospital and emergency hospitals in Stockholm County Council.

Capio Arenakliniken will offer day surgery within orthopedics and general surgery and operations will start in October 2011.

The construction of the New Karolinska Solna University Hospital and Stockholm County Council’s report “Healthcare plan for the future” (Framtidsplan för hälso- och sjukvården) means that specialist healthcare that does not require the university and emergency hospitals' resources should be moved closer to the citizens through the expansion of specialist centres and local hospitals. In 2016, 10,000 admissions are assessed to be transferred to specialised healthcare outside of emergency hospitals. Already in 2011, the objective of the HSN, the healthcare management authority within Stockholm County Council, is that healthcare equivalent to approximately 80 million SEK should be transferred to specialised healthcare outside hospitals.

- The opening of the Capio Arena Clinic is an important step to meet this development, says Åke Strandberg, Business Area Manager, Capio Specialist Clinics.

For further information please contact:

Åke Strandberg
Business Area Manager, Capio Specialist Clinics
Telephone: +46 70 516 20 80 
Linda Wallgren
Corporate Communications Manager, Capio AB
Telephone: +46 31 732 40 16