Message from the County Council Finance Comissioner
Torbjörn Rosdahl, County Council FinanceCommissioner:
Significant events 2015
Continued modernisation of public transport, and steps towards the completion of the Future Plan for Health and Medical Care are some of the most significant events during 2015.
Positive annual result
The surplus for 2015 amounted to SEK 343 million before transition costs, which was SEK 207 million higher than 2014. Stockholm County Council has reported an annual surplus for the past nine years.
Investments in public transport and healthcare when Stockholm grows
Stockholm County's stable growth is basically positive and opens the way for many opportunities. But it also entails considerable challenges and new requirements. The need for increased community service means that healthcare needs to be further developed and become more efficient. The County Council also wants to improve the possibilities for travel to better tie the County together.
Investments that secure tomorrow's community service
Stockholm County Council is making major investments in healthcare and public transport to contribute to the functioning daily lives of the County's residents. We are building new facilities and improving old to meet the residents' needs and to give the County conditions to grow.
How the Stockholm region is growing
Stockholm is a metropolis and an archipelago. In the County, there are densely populated cities and towns, as well as large areas that are sparsely populated. The County Council’s ambition is to contribute to good living conditions throughout the County.
Future Plan - yet another step in the implementation
The Future Plan for Health and Medical Care takes a comprehensive grasp of the healthcare system in Stockholm County Council. New construction and renovations will modernise the premises of healthcare to provide more beds, better care, lower energy consumption and provide conditions for new ways of working in healthcare. With more e-health services, healthcare shall become more accessible for both the employees and the patients. Healthcare shall thereby become more patient-centred, effective and equal. Implementation began in 2014 and continued unabated in 2015.