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.

Most corona restrictions at the hospital were lifted September 29, 2021. Out of precaution, the hospital entrances will continue with access control (security guards) until the end of October.

Background: The government has decided that Norway will move on to a normal everyday life (with increased preparedness) post corona. This was announced September 25, 2021. The restrictions concerning distance (1 meter) have been lifted, and we can be together in the same way as before. The restrictions on size of gatherings have also been lifted. It is still important to stay at home if you are ill, and have a coronatest taken if you have symptoms.

Patients and visitors

Patients with an appointment at the hospital and visitors / companions follow the same advice as the general population. If they have symptoms of infection or are defined as close contacts to covid-19 infected persons, they shall not come to the hospital, but contact the relevant department. 

Visits to patients: There are no longer restrictions on time and number of people visiting, but as long as the hospital has access control, visits should be arranged in advance. This applies until the end of October. Wards that have patients with covid-19 and wards that have a lot of visits from children (unvaccinated group) will have a few more restrictions on the number of visitors.

All patients can now bring a companion to their consultations / examinations if desired.

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 have a respiratory infection. If you have symptoms of respiratory infection, 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 birth and stay at the maternity ward.

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

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

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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