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.
Karl Olgeir Olgeirsson and Sigríður Eyrún Friðriksdóttir discussed the death of their newborn son Nói Hrafn on January 8, 2015 on RÚV’s news magazine Kastljós yesterday. His death was caused by a series of mistakes at Landspítali National University Hospital.
Icelandic investors have withdrawn their plans to participate in the construction of a privately run hospital in Mosfellsbær, near Reykjavík.
A new video was released on Tuesday to coincide with the Annual General Meeting at the Landspítali national university hospital in Reykjavík.
If a bill proposed in parliament by Minister for Health Kristján Þór Júlíusson is approved, heath care costs will increase for 120,000 Icelanders, 37,000 of them retirees.
The Minister for Health has proposed a new bill which will cap any individual’s annual health bill to below ISK 100,000 (EUR 710/USD 809). No extra public money will be available to finance the move, however.
In an open letter to PM Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson in Fréttablaðið today, Decode CEO Kári Stefánsson describes Sigmundur’s suggestion to build a new Landspítali elsewhere than planned as a “declaration of war.”
More than 76,000 signatures have now been collected in an effort to petition Icelandic lawmakers to allocate 11 percent of the country’s annual GDP toward healthcare.
An agreement to allocate ISK 45 million (USD 352,000, EUR 316,000) for the screening of colon cancer in people ages 60-69 was signed Friday.
More than 41,000 people have signed a petition demanding that Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, allocate 11 percent of the country’s annual GDP toward healthcare instead of the current 8.7 percent.
An Icelander who lost both arms in a work-related accident in 1998 will be undergoing the first operation of its kind in the world: the transplant of arms.
In an article published in Fréttablaðið today, Kári Stefánsson, CEO of Decode Genetics, lashes out against the government’s failure to adequately support Icelandic healthcare.
A strike, which could begin Wednesday night, would affect hospitals, various government offices and all liquor stores.
Dr. Tómas Guðbjartsson, cardiologist and pulmonary surgeon in Landspítali National University Hospital, has been elected president of the Scandinavian Association of Thoracic Surgery.