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Strike: Longer Waitlists at Landspítali

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.

Strike: Stuck in Customs

Baby formula, syringes and needles for Landspítali University Hospital are stuck in customs because of the strike of SFR Union of Public Workers.

Harpa concert center in Reykjavík, pink on the occasion of Pink October in 2013.

Pink Day Today

October is the month of the Pink Bow, an awareness and fundraising initiative by the Icelandic Cancer Society to fight women’s cancer.

Landspítali National University Hospital

Icelandic Doctors Comment on Trachea Implants

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...

Toys in a playground.

Iceland Shaken Baby Syndrome Case Reopened?

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University, stated on RÚV’s news magazine Kastljós on Wednesday that the traditional diagnosis for shaken baby syndrome is obsolete and that the findings of the autopsy of a nine-month-old boy who died in...

Doctors

Cardiac Surgeon Iceland’s Person of the Year

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.

Landspítali National University Hospital

Number of Physicians Decreases in Iceland

Data by the Icelandic Medical Association shows that there are currently 1,100 physicians practicing in the country. More than half of them are over 50 years old. Since 2009, the total number of practicing physicians has decreased by 110.

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