Haukeland University Hospital

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Haukeland University Hospital
Bergen Hospital Trust
Location Haukeland, Bergen,, Hordaland, Norway
Coordinates 60°22′26″N 5°21′31″E / 60.374°N 5.3587°E / 60.374; 5.3587Coordinates: 60°22′26″N 5°21′31″E / 60.374°N 5.3587°E / 60.374; 5.3587
Care system Public
Hospital type University hospital
Emergency department Yes
Beds 1100
Founded 1912
Website http://www.helse-bergen.no/en/Sider/default.aspx (English)
Lists Hospitals in Norway

Haukeland University Hospital is a hospital in Bergen, Norway, and one of the 11 institutions that form the Bergen Hospital Trust. The hospital is the largest in Norway in terms of number of patients,[1] and serves as the local hospital of Bergen, Midthordland and Nordhordland, the central hospital of Hordaland county, and the regional hospital of Hordaland, Rogaland and Sogn og Fjordane counties.

The general area of the hospital is about 200,000 square metres (2,200,000 sq ft) and the main building (Sentralblokken)is about 125,000 square metres (1,350,000 sq ft).

They have a co-operation with the university of Bergen, including the Gades Institute of Pathology.

The Hospital is the greatest employer in Hordaland, in terms of number of employees.

Haukeland is a national special hospital and resource center for Burn injuries, air-pressure injuries (diving), Cornea-protesises and treatment of intercranial tumors.

Application for distribution of heroin[edit]

The hospital's 2013 application for distributing heroin for free, was the first ever by a Norwegian hospital.[2] Distribution is planned at the proposed Supervised injection site at the new Emergency department at Solheimsviken.[2] Such injection sites have not been permitted by the city council, but Ola Jøsendal says that local authorities can not stop spesialhelsetjenesten ("the special health service") from implementing injection rooms.[2]


  1. ^ SAMDATA: Somatikk sektorrapport 2005 – Sammenligningsdata for den somatiske spesialisthelsetjenesten 2005. Rapport 1/06. SINTEF Helse, Trondheim.
  2. ^ a b c Vil dele ut gratis heroin