Healthcare and social programs are prioritised in the 2019 budget bill introduced today.
A ten-month-long wage dispute between the Icelandic Association of Midwives and the government may be over.
All 95 midwives which provide in-home service to parents and their newborns are on strike as of today.
Wage negotiations between the Icelandic Association of Midwives and the state have been in a deadlock for months.
Hospitals, helicopters, and infrastructure are the focus of the government budget for the next five years.
Wage negotiations between the Icelandic Association of Midwives and the Icelandic government ended yesterday afternoon, with no resolution.
The National University Hospital is currently short 180 nurses and 120 individuals are on waiting lists to be placed in a nursing home.
Iceland dropped four places in an annual comparison of European healthcare systems conducted by Swedish think tank Health Consumer Powerhouse.
Uninsured patients owe the National University Hospital of Iceland nearly ISK 190 million for treatment received between 2013 and 2016.
Minister of Finance Bjarni Benediktsson presented the budget bill of Katrín Jakobsdóttir’s government for the year 2018 in a press conference today.
One hundred and seventy-six scouts that were staying at the Úlfljótsvatn Scout Center by Úlfljótsvatn in South Iceland are now in a relief center set up at the nearby Hveragerði Primary School due to a stomach virus.
Elderly people are occupying some 100 beds at Landspitali University Hospital in Reykjavík, when they should really be in nursing homes, the hospital’s director says.
Icelandic Minister for Foreign Affairs Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson has decided to triple the Icelandic government’s contribution to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
A bill has been presented in Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, which would make people’s agreement to organ donations assumed.
A report published yesterday sheds light on the harsh and inhumane treatment of children who stayed at Kópavogshæli, an institution for the disabled, which was operated in Kópavogur, Southwest Iceland, from 1952 to 1993.
The number of people using the services of the Icelandic Red Cross harm reduction project ‘Frú Ragnheiður’ tripled last year.
Landspítali Hospital Director Páll Matthíasson is convinced it would be disastrous for the hospital if the Icelandic government budget bill is passed.
Icelandic patients don’t have the same access to medications as do patients elsewhere in the Nordic countries.
Lára V. Júlíusdóttir, the lawyer representing Karl Olgeir Olgeirsson and Sigríður Eyrún Friðriksdóttir, the parents of Nói Hrafn Karlsson, filed a lawsuit to the police yesterday over the baby boy’s death at Landspítali National University Hospital in January 2015.