Business Sweden in co-operation with the Embassy of Sweden in Poland would like to invite you to participate in a delegation of Polish experts within the infection control area visiting Stockholm on 3-4 December 2013. The purpose of the delegation is for the Polish experts to learn more about how Sweden manages challenges within the infection control area by using Swedish innovative products and solutions and if these could be successfully implemented in Poland as well. The delegates will attend study visits at hospitals and meet with Swedish providers of these solutions.
Health care-associated infections in combination with resistant bacteria are a growing problem all over the world. Infection prevention and control measures aim to ensure the protection of those who might be vulnerable to acquiring an infection while receiving care due to health problems. In Poland as many as 5 to 10 % of hospitalized patients risks to get an infection while staying at a hospital. The direct costs of treatment for patients with hospital infections reach MEUR 188 per year in Poland.
Many Polish hospitals consider financial investments in new equipment, tools and trainings within the infection control field as a must to ensure reaching the goals set by the government to implement EU standards. The Polish hospitals apply for funding from the European Union Funding Programmes to cover the costs for these investments as Poland is one of the largest recipients in the European Union of these funds. Granted projects have been in the area of upgrading the hospital infrastructure and investments in new equipment and technology. In the last six month, only in the Mazovia County 29 projects were granted for more than MEUR 46 in hospital investments. Some examples on granted investments are: new IT systems, autoclaves, PET, MR and CT equipment. New grant mechanisms are implemented with the beginning of 1st of October 2013 for the new period 2014-2020, giving access to even more funds than before. Estimated value that is dedicated for the healthcare sector during the new grant period is BEUR 2.
Who will participate from Poland?
Representatives from infection control departments from six leading Polish hospitals and two representatives from Polish WHO collaborating institutions will attend the delegation to Stockholm. The representatives are interested to learn how Sweden manages the infection control challenges and what new and innovative products and solutions are being used and if these could be implemented at their own hospitals as well.
Why should you participate?
This is an excellent opportunity to market and evaluate your products and solutions to the right customer segment in Poland. These meetings will also give you the possibility to learn more about planned public investments in Poland’s health care sector as well as what products and solutions are needed in Poland. Our aim is to tailor the delegation agenda to your specific needs and therefore we offer a flexible option for attendance:
Individual presentation of your products and solutions during a study visit at Karolinska University Hospital, Solna for the Polish delegation
Joint lunch with the Polish delegation
Polish presentation about needs and planned investments within the sector
Round table discussion with the Polish delegation
Business mixer with the Polish delegation
Register your interest below for more information on different options for attendance.
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The SymbioCare - Health by Sweden - is a partnership between the Swedish government and business sector that promotes Swedish health care and life science exports