Nykøbing F. Hospital is part of Region Zealand, which is one of five regions in Denmark. The region covers six hospitals in total, NFS being the southernmost in Denmark. Looking at NFS in numbers it consists of 264 allocated beds, a patient intake of 150.000 patients, 27.500 patient admissions, 77.300 ambulatory care, 16.500 emergency patients, 12.00 operations, 1.000 births, 1300 employees and an annual budget on 835 DKK mil.
The connectivity of citizens (and patients) to public services (e.g., hospitals) from rural areas are a present and serious challenge in rural regions which create inequality in service levels today.
Nykøbing F. Hospital encounters and handles some of the health challenges emerging in Region Zealand, including an increase in obesity, loneliness, poor mental well-being and in general inequality in health between different groups in society.