Swedes open transplant clinic against advice:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Huddinge University Hospital is to ignore the recommendations of the Swedish National Board of health and Welfare (SOS) and go ahead with its plan to establish a heart transplant centre. In a letter to SOS, the hospital claimed that its thorax, cardiology and transplantation surgery clinics would work together to establish a centre with experienced staff and a proper patient monitoring system. SOS says that it objects to the project, but will examine the hospital's reasons for embarking on it. SOS is not actually empowered to stop the project.