Princess Sofia Spends the Day at Sophiahemmet
Today, Princess Sofia was present and participated in the fourth course of Introductory Education to Swedish health care for foreign doctors, nurses and midwives hosted by Sophiahemmet. In addition, she received a presentation of the Elderly reception at the Sophiahemmet
Princess Sofia took over as Honorary President of the hospital, succeeding her Aunt-in-Law Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnusson in January 2016. Princess Christina became Honorary President of the prestigious Hospital and University in 1972 and saw the University through difficult times of shut down and also rebirth.
Sophiahemmet Group is a non-profit which operates both Sophiahemmet Hospital and Sophiahemmet University. The university was created by Queen Sophia and King Oscar II in 1883 after the Queen was inspired after a trip to London and a meeting with Florence Nightingale. Queen Sofia said that the country was in need of nurses and care "in pace with the time" and thus the school was born. The hospital, one of Sweden’s oldest private hospitals, was named after Queen Sofia and inaugurated in 1889. This year, the hospital is celebrating their 125th Anniversary.
For this day of learning, Princess Sofia selected a new dress from Zara which she paired with her red Rebecca Björnsdotter Lucy sandals and AVAVAV bag. She kept her jewelry delicate with her Engelbert Stockholm Petite Signs necklaces (featuring her son’s astrological signs) and Theory Diamond Star earrings.