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 patient admitted to the hospital, please call the relevant ward for further information about visiting times and visitor registration during the corona times.

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

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.

Partners can be present during the stay at the maternity ward.

For partners who are not able to be present during the whole stay, visiting hours are arranged between 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. No siblings or other visitors are allowed.

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The maternity wards are closed to all visitors except the partner.

  • Partners with respiratory symptoms cannot attend 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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