Icelandic investors have withdrawn their plans to participate in the construction of a privately run hospital in Mosfellsbær, near Reykjavík.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.
More than half of the 250 nurses, or 143, who had resigned at Landspítali National University Hospital in Reykjavík due to a wage dispute with the state have withdrawn their resignations. The resignations were to take effect on October 1.
The Association of Icelandic Nurses has decided to cancel its lawsuit against the State over the government’s law earlier this summer which forced striking nurses back to work.
Healthcare funding in Iceland is expected to grow in excess of inflation and cost increases next year, according to advance information on preparations for the government’s 2016 budget.
Following an eight-year legal battle, the Icelandic Ministry of Welfare has ordered the Directorate of Health to issue a Polish woman license to practice nursing in Iceland.
Representatives of the Icelandic Nurses’ Association and the Icelandic state signed a new wage contract late last night—after 13 hours of talks—including an 18.6 percent salary increase in four years. Nurses will vote on the new agreement by July 15.
A total of 189 healthcare professionals, among them 158 nurses, have resigned at Landspítali National University Hospital since a bill was passed to stop the strike of nurses on June 13. Twenty percent, or 88 of the resignations, are among nurses working at the hospital’s operations ward. If...
Iceland is still affected by striking workers in various sectors, and while there is progress in many industries, the health service is still under immense pressure.
The two foreign travelers who were seriously injured when their SUV overturned by Hellissandur in West Iceland yesterday morning are being kept unconscious on a ventilator. Their condition remains serious.
Barring immediate government action, 2,100 nurses are expected to go on strike at midnight tonight as part of an ongoing series of strikes organized by the member-unions of the Icelandic Association of Academics (BHM).
The health service cannot stand the ongoing strike by the Association of Academics much longer without compromising patent safety, according to a report by the Directorate of Health.