Region Jnkpings ln Esther


Esther network

The ESTHER Network is made of caregivers, clinicians, patients, and families who work to promote and improve the complex care in Region Jönköping county. “Esther” is a symbolic person, with complex care needs who requires the coordination and integration between hospital, primary care, home care, and community care. Esther is at the center of all our daily work.

Award-winning. "The ESTHER Network is the best initiative to support active and healthy aging." With this review and in competition with 600 nominees, ESTHER received a destinguished prize from the EU at the conference "Opening Up an Era of Social Innovation" Dec 21st 2017.

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The Swedish Health care sytem

Collaboration - what we have learned together in the learning network until November 2017

Anna_Esther_nicoline_ portrait from video See video!

This is a new video about what has happened in Singapore, UK and Sweden during the last years with the ESTHER approach? Recorded in Jönköping, Sweden 2 November 2017 - a presentation made by Anna Carlbom, Kent, UK, Esther Lim, Singapore, and Nicoline Vackerberg, Region Jönköping, Sweden.

The Esther Network - a presentation

An interview with Anna Carlbom, Esther coordinator, Sweden, 2015.

Welcome to the Network!

Our Vision

To create a durable and energetic network in which Esther can feel confident and lead an independent life. Esther should know where to turn, get care in or close to her home, see us as the same provider of care and have the possibility to get the same care all over Höglandet, Region Jönköping County.

Our Work

We use tools of continuous quality improvement and coaching to increase competence of the whole care chain, and reduce redundancy for Esther.

Our Organization

The Esther Network spans continents. We share ideas with Esther's from Singapore to Toronto. Here in Hoglandet, in the south of Sweden, we are - so far - made up of six municipalities.

There are many meetings across the Esther Network. Esther's organizing committee is comprised of directors from hospital, primary care, social care, department of medicine. In every municipality there are smaller networks where Esther coaches have been trained to empower staff to always have Esther in mind, and to create projects which improve her journey through the health system.

Esther coaches

There are about 150 Esther coaches within healt care and social care. They act as coachers and in their normal profession at the same time in their dayly work To be an Esther coach requires a passion for Esther and an improvement drive. There is an Esther coach education of eight days multiprofessional learning. Today we have two levels of coaching.

Filmed seminar

Seminar with Marjory Godfrey, Ph.D, about Esther coaches 


Esther Network Singapore 2016. A short video about workshops and learning together with Esther Network in Singapore, lead by Nicoline Vackerberg, improvement leader from Qulturum, Region Jönköpings län in Sweden, summer 2016. Time: 2:36.


A brochure

 he cover of a small brochure about ESTHER. A brochure aboyt ESTHER from NHS, UK. 



Filmed interviews

Esther coaches in Kent, UK, talking about the value of being an Esther coach:

Wendy, a senior care assistant

Helen, a social and family coordinator

Ikon Filmlamera EstherMore films about Esther here, and about Esther coaching here, a few in English.

Esther Newsletter

Esther International Newsletter

Organization and Contact

The Organization for the Esther Network and whom to contact

Links to our partners


Timeline of the Esther network
(pdf, new window)


Archive - Esther

Create a poster

How to create a good looking poster (pdf). From Singapore visiting Jönköping nov 2017.


Uppdaterad: 2019-12-03
Nicoline Vackerberg, Qulturum, RLK o Verksamhetsnära funktion