Plans/strategy | Date: 02/12/2015 | Ministry of Health and Care Services
The care services of tomorrow must be designed and developed together with users, patients and close family members in cooperation with volunteers, non-profit organisations and private actors, and they must be based on sound expertise, effective management and multidisciplinary cooperation. The services must be administered effectively and innovatively, with adaptations to meet the needs of patients and users, and at the same time provide an inspiring, attractive environment that attracts professionals to the field.
There are currently two, almost equally large actors in the care services sector, measured in terms of the number of person-years: the family and the municipality. The work performed by municipalities amounts to more than 130 000 person-years, while the care provided by families and close family members is estimated to be about 100 000 person-years. In addition to this, volunteers, non-profit organisations and private actors account for a small percentage of service production.