However, we are convinced that the formation of a Centre for Perinatal Medicine and Health can promote and facilitate research in this important field further to the benefit of all participants, our patients and the next generation of young scientists.
In May 2017 all deliveries and neonatal care was centralized to Sahlgrenska University Hospital / East Campus in Gothenburg leading to the formation of the largest single obstetric and neonatal clinical unit in Scandinavia. Such centralization of clinical care will improve the possibilities to perform large high quality trans-disciplinary clinical and translational studies which can be coordinated by a Centre for Perinatal Medicine and Health.
The overall goal of the Perinatal Centre is to improve health care for pregnant women and children leading to a reduced infant mortality and morbidity, improved long-term health, quality of life and participation in society. This will be achieved by multidisciplinary research (from molecular to societal level) by creating synergistic interactions between diverse groups both within and outside University of Gothenburg and in close connection with strong international collaborations.