The County Council plays an important part in the region’s development, and a number of major projects and investments are currently being carried out.
Future plan for health and medical care
In 2011, the County Council Assembly decided on the direction it wanted healthcare to take in the future in what is known as the Future Plan. In June 2012, the Future Plan became more concrete when the County Council Assembly adopted a 10-year investment plan for health and medical care and took the first step in the implementation of the plan.
Stockholm will grow strongly in the coming years. In Stockholm County, the numbers of children and elderly are increasing faster than other age groups. This combined with the continuing increase in the residents’ life expectancy is placing great demand on healthcare services. To be able to offer modern healthcare that meets patient expectations and the healthcare needs of the future, the Future Plan for Health and Medical Care is now being implemented. This will result in more care in better premises and with new approaches.
New Karolinska University Hospital Solna
The New Karolinska University Hospital Solna (NKS) is currently being built. This new university hospital will combine healthcare, research and education. The hospital will offer highly specialised care for the most seriously ill, and is expected to be complete in 2017.
The New Karolinska University Hospital Solna has been procured through a public–private partnership (PPP). This is a solution that aims, among other things, to minimise the risk of delays and cost increases. The project company will both build and run the hospital.
The Stockholm City Line
The Stockholm City Line – a commuter train tunnel, that is approximately six kilometres long – is currently under construction beneath the city. The line will run from the south of Stockholm to Tomteboda, and is expected to be ready in 2017. Two new stations are being built.
Regional development and planning
The County Council works to support the development of Stockholm County, which involves the long-term planning and coordination of communications, workplaces, residential areas, etc.
Regional development plan
The County Council has drawn up a regional development plan for the Stockholm region. Its vision is that the region should be Europe's most attractive metropolitan area.