About the hospital

St. Olavs Hospital

St. Olavs hospital, Trondheim University Hospital, is integrated with NTNU, the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. St. Olav is the local hospital for the population of the county of Sør-Trøndelag with 317,000 inhabitants. 

St. Olav is the local Hospital for the population of Sør-Trøndelag with 317,000 inhabitants. The Hospital has several regional and national tasks for the population in the three counties of Møre and Romsdal, Sør-Trøndelag and Nord-Trøndelag with a total of 721,000 inhabitants (January, 1st 2017). Most of the hospital business is located in Trondheim.

Management and departments of St. Olavs hospital

Outstanding treatment. Strategy 2015 - 2018. PDF

Specialist health care in Norway

The activity consists of specialist health care services both in somatic and mental health care located on several places in Sør-Trøndelag. Most of the services are situated in Trondheim: Øya, Østmarka, Brøset og Lian. There are three District Psychiatric Centres, two of them in Trondheim and one is located in the municipality of Orkdal. The Hospitals in Orkdal and Røros are included in the clinical activity.

The University Hospital 

St. Olavs hospital is the University Hospital for Mid-Norway and integrated with NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim). Patient treatment, research and education are integrated functions.

A new University Hospital

The new University Hospital is built at Øya in the central part of Trondheim. The first clinical centres were completed in 2006. The entire hospital project was completed in 2015. The new hospital have a total area of 197 500. From this will 49,500 m2 be used to university and teaching functions. Approximately 80 per cent of the buildings in the previous hospital will be replaced by new ones.

The main tasks of the Hospital, public health enterprise, are:

  • patient treatment
  • the teaching of patients and their relatives
  • research
  • education for health professionals 

Throughout the county

There is significant activity throughout the whole county

  • Orkdal Sjukehus
  • Department of Østmarka
  • Department of Brøset
  • Thre District Psychiatric Centres: Nidaros, Orkdal and Tiller
  • Department of Children and Youth
  • Department of Habilitation
  • Clinics for outpatients

Coordination of health care

As a result of a closer coordination between Primary health care and the Specialist health care, two Local medical centres are established in Røros and Fosen, and Øya health care centre in Trondheim.

St. Olavs hospital, the new University Hospital, was officially opened in June, 12 th, 2010.

Total cost for the new hospital amounts to 12,5 billion.

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