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.
Last week, due to the strike of SFR Union of Public Workers and the Union of Nurses’ Aides, the number of surgeries at Landspítali University Hospital was down by 60 and hospital visits were down by 300-400.
Baby formula, syringes and needles for Landspítali University Hospital are stuck in customs because of the strike of SFR Union of Public Workers.
Hospital officials worry about the effects the strike of SFR and Union of Nurses’ Aides is having on Landspítali University Hospital.
October is the month of the Pink Bow, an awareness and fundraising initiative by the Icelandic Cancer Society to fight women’s cancer.
At a meeting yesterday, the Icelandic government decided to launch an initiative which aims at eradicating hepatitis C in the country.
Dr. Tómas Guðbjartsson, cardiologist and pulmonary surgeon in Landspítali National University Hospital, has been elected president of the Scandinavian Association of Thoracic Surgery.
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.
Chief Medical Officer of Iceland Birgir Jakobsson, who was director of Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm from 2007 to 2014, has commented on a trachea implant which was carried out at the hospital by Italian surgeon Paolo Macchiarini in June 2011 and is now being investigated along...
The Swedish police are investigating alleged illegal trachea implants carried out by Italian surgeon Paolo Macchiarini at Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, Uppdrag granskning, an investigative news program on SVT, reported yesterday. Icelandic surgeon Tómas Guðbjartsson took part in...
Dr. Waney Squier, a professor in neuropathology at Oxford University, stated on RÚV’s news magazine Kastljós on Wednesday that the traditional diagnosis for shaken baby syndrome is obsolete and that the findings of the autopsy of a nine-month-old boy who died in...
Cardiac surgeon Tómas Guðbjartsson, a professor and senior physician at Landspítali National University Hospital, was voted Person of the Year by listeners of Rás 2 radio station on Wednesday. Tómas and his team recently saved a man who had been stabbed in the heart.