Swedish Care International arranged a ceremony, hosted by the Swedish Ambassador H.E. Mr. Anders Lidén, in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden.
The purpose of the event was to acknowledge the Metropolia University of Applied Sciences where this years recipient of Queen Silvia Nursing Award, Ms Laura Virtanen is study. In addition to handing over an honorary placard to the university’s head mistress Mrs Riitta Konkola, Her majesty gave a speech about the importance of focusing on the development of elderly and dementia care in the world. She was accompanied by the Minister for Transport and LocalGovernment, H.E. Mrs Paula Risikko, whom is also the guardian of the scholarship in Finland.
The press where present in great numbers and a few of the articles can be read and seen below (in Swedish and Finnish).
We are deeply honored by Her Majesty’s presence and are very grateful to our partners for making this possible. We also wish to extend a warm thank you to the staff of the Swedish Embassy.