Röntgen Centralsjukhuset i Kristianstad. Foto: Christiaan Dirksen

About Region Skåne in English

Healthcare is the dominant activity in Region Skåne. Region Skåne also plays a leading role in work to develop the infrastructure, strengthen trade and industry and create a sustainable, attractive Skåne.

With 32,000 employees, Region Skåne is one of Sweden’s biggest employers. 

Region Skåne makes ultimate decisions on healthcare. There are more than 200 surgeries in various fields in the local healthcare sector in Skåne.

Region Skåne coordinates public and private healthcare in Skåne, and operates both primary care and highly specialised hospital care.

Public health

The objective of work on public health is to achieve good health on equal terms for the entire population in Skåne.

Life science

There are close links between the highly specialised heathcare in Region Skåne and and medical research at Lund University. Together with the Copenhagen region, Skåne constitutes one of the fastest-growing regions in Europe for companies and research in the field of life science, Medicon Valley.

Dental care

Region Skåne coordinates publicly financed dental care in Skåne, which is provided by both private and public organisations.

Trade and industry

Region Skåne coordinates and works together with many other public and private players to develop trade and industry and to increase growth in Skåne.

Social planning

Region Skåne provides support for municipalities and coordinates physical social planning at a regional level.

Infrastructure

Roads, railways, ports and airports combine with broadband to create accessibility and the preconditions for positive development in Skåne. Region Skåne plans and coordinates future initiatives in infrastructure in Skåne.

Public transport

Region Skåne has total responsibility for public transport in Skåne.

Culture and tourism

Region Skåne coordinates the development of culture in Skåne and distributes regional and government funds to municipalities,cultural institutions and free cultural life.

How Region Skåne is governed

The Regional Council, with its 149 directly elected members, makes decisions regarding budget and direction for Region Skåne’s various operations. Most decisions are based on suggestions made by the Regional Executive Committee.

The Regional Council appoints the Regional Executive Committee, which puts forward many of the proposals decided upon by the Regional Council. In total, the Regional Executive Committee has 15 committee members and 15 substitutes.

Below the Regional Council and the Regional Executive Board are committees, subcommittees and preparatory subcommittees with different areas of responsibility.