From 30 to 300 – Skill Shift Initiative “Beredskapslyftet” fast track medical training scales up

On March 30, 30 cabin crew from SAS will take part in the pilot round of 3-day fast track medical training at Sophiahemmet University. After training, all will be offered work at a number of municipal and private healthcare providers in the Stockholm area.

Thanks to an increased grant of SEK 6 million from the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation, the training can be scaled up from 30 to at least 300 places starting April 6. We will also open the program for applications from laid-off cabin crew from other airlines and other personnel who have previous medical training.

Sophiahemmet hospital and other municipal and private healthcare providers are ready to take the graduates onboard starting on April 2. Additional healthcare providers in the Stockholm area, including Stockholm municipality, have shown great interest in bringing in graduates of the training to relieve some of the burden faced by hard-pressed healthcare professionals in the wake of the coronavirus.

For more information

Oscar Stege Unger, Director Wallenberg Foundations AB: 0706-242059 [email protected]
Johanna Adami, President Sophiahemmet University: 0705-697287
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Fredrik Hillelson, Founder and CEO Novare: 0735-200062
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About Skill Shift Initiative ”Beredskapslyftet”

Skill Shift Initiative ”Beredskapslyftet” is a free of charge, coordinated pool of workers, a platform for placing people who are temporarily available and can be a resource for the healthcare system, initially in the Stockholm area. The goal is to expand the platform so that it can scale up quickly geographically and with additional companies.

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