The politicians in Region Kronoberg want to investigate the possibilities of building a completely new hospital in Växjö. The regional director has been assigned to investigate whether a new hospital would be better than a comprehensive rebuilding and extension of the present hospital area. An extension is expected to continue for the next 30 to 40 years.
– Implementing the changes that are necessary to adapt the current hospital in Växjö for the future will be stressful for both patients and staff. This is one of the reasons why we now want to investigate other solutions, says Mikael Johansson (M), Chairman of the Regional Board.
Where a new hospital could be located is still unclear and will also be investigated.