Coronavirus

Information to patients, next of kin and visitors at St. Olavs hospital

If you need medical assistance, please contact your GP (fastlege), or the emergency room (legevakt), phone number 116 117. The medical emergency line (113) is reserved for life threatening situations.

Visitor restrictions at St. Olavs hospital

In order to prevent the spread of coronavirus at the hospital, St. Olavs hospital has implemented visitor restrictions with access control at all entrances. Only patients needing assistance can have a companion with them at the hospital during their hospital stay. If you want to visit a critically ill patient, please call the relevant ward for further information.

We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause, but ask for your understanding and consideration for other patients. 


Patients scheduled for treatment or surgery

  • A large number of planned operations and consultations are cancelled due to the Corona outbreak. If your surgery or appointment is cancelled, someone from the hospital will contact you.

  • If you do not hear anything from us, please show up as planned.

  • If you are quarantined, in isolation, or sick, get in touch with the hospital by phone to cancel your appointment.

  • If you have doubts on whether you should come to the hospital – please contact us before arrival.

These rules apply to both patients and companions. You will find the phone number to the department where you have an appointment in the summons letter, or you can call the hospital at 72 57 30 00. You can also look up the department on our website: https://stolav.no/avdelinger

Please answer the phone when we call you. The hospital often needs to contact patients by phone in order to give important information and reschedule appointments.


Do not enter the hospital if you have

  • had a fever, cough, cold or heavy breathing within the last week
  • a confirmed case of coronavirus
  • had close contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus within the last two weeks
  • been abroad within the last two weeks


Information for the pregnant/women in labour

Is your birth underway? Call the maternity ward at 72 57 57 77

When contacting our maternity ward, you will be asked if you have been exposed to the coronavirus or if you are sick. If you are sick, or there is a possibility that you may be sick, a midwife will instruct you on how to get to the hospital, what to do when you get here, and what to do during your stay at the maternity ward.

Patients with corona - or suspected corona - will be separated from other patients and pregnant women.

The maternity wards are closed to all visitors except the partner, who may attend the birth.

  • Partners with respiratory symptoms cannot attend birth

  • Partners cannot attend cesarean sections in the operating room

  • Partners cannot be present in the maternity ward after birth

  • Partners cannot participate in outpatient consultations. This also applies to ultrasound and outpatient visits in the evenings, at nights, or during weekends

  • Scheduled appointments will run as usual unless other message is given

  • Partners cannot attend if the mother-to-be is admitted for observation, or if labour has been initiated

  • Partners must restrict their movement within the hospital to a minimum

  • We recommend that mother and child are admitted to the hospital until they are properly examined and treated. The child is not allowed to be taken out of the hospital until discharged.

  • The "jordmor hjem"-service is currently unavailable


Information about the coronavirus

You can find information about the coronavirus on The Norwegian Directorate of Health’s websitethe Norwegian Institute for Public Health’s website, Helsenorge or on this webpage.



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