Pregnant woman Photo: Archive

Private maternity hospital set to open in Stockholm

A new maternity ward at Sophia Hospital in Stockholm, which is run by the private company Praktikertjänst, is set to open and is equipped to handle up to 4,000 births a year.

The clinic's license to conduct the business was delayed because health authorities believed that the hospital was deficient in several issues related to risky births.

Now the clinic has agreements with Karolinska University Hospital including how premature babies should be taken care of.

Health authorities at Sjukvårdsförvaltningen have now said that that operations can start. The hospital is scheduled to handle its first delivery in March.

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