Princess Sofia of Sweden has started healthcare assistant shifts at a Swedish hospital after completing an intensive three-day training programme.
Princess Sofia will assist medical staff after completing a short course
Princess Sofia of Sweden has begun healthcare assistant shifts at a Swedish hospital after completing an intensive three-day training programme. She was pictured wearing scrubs next to her new colleagues at Sophiahemmet University College in Stockholm, where she is an honorary chair member. The Princess will assist hospital staff with non-medical tasks during the pandemic, including cleaning, cooking and disinfecting equipment. The hospital has no confirmed cases of the virus to date.
A statement from the palace said: “In the crisis we find ourselves in, the Princess wants to get involved and make a contribution as a voluntary worker to relieve the large workload of health care professionals.”
Princess Sofia of Sweden joins hospital staff as healthcare assistant during pandemic
The Princess, 35, is helping staff on the frontline at the Sophiahemmet hospital after completing an intensive three-day medical course at Sophiahemmet University College, where she is an honorary chair member.
She is now able to assist the workforce in battling the infection, which has so far killed over 1,000 people in Sweden and infected 12,000 more.
The Princess, married to Prince Carl Philip, 40, was pictured at the hospital on 16 April wearing scrubs along with other staff.
It’s reported Sophiahemmet University, also based in the Swedish capital, is helping to train 80 people per week to be deployed to hospitals and ease the burden on medics.
Princess Sofia, a mother-of-two and former model, joined Sweden’s royal family in 2015 after marrying Prince Carl Philip – son of King Carl Gustaf.
The couple has two children together; two-year-old Prince Alexander and Prince Gabriel, also aged two.
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