Lena Hallengren

Lena Hallengren, Minister for Health and Social Affairs

Minister for Health and Social Affairs

Ministry of Health and Social Affairs

“Health and social care must work, regardless of who you are or where in the country you live. I see this as my most important task for the coming years. It is about people in Sweden being safe in the knowledge that they can expect health and social care of the very highest quality. And we will deliver it.”

News from Lena Hallengren

  • Lena Hallengren on investments in care for older people

    In this film, Minister for the Elderly Lena Hallengren talks about investments in care for older people for 2015–2018. For example, the Government has invested SEK 7 billion to increase staffing levels in care for older people, it will be easier to receive home-help services, a dementia strategy has been adopted and investment support for housing for older people is now available.

  • Dementia strategy focusing on care

    Photo of Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality Lena Hallengren visiting a home for older people.
    Minister for the Elderly Lena Hallengren visits a home for older people. Photo: Jeppe Gustafsson, TT

    On 24 May, the Government adopted a national strategy for dementia care. The Government wants to secure improved quality of care and increased safety and security for people with dementia and their families.

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