The Karolinska University Hospital (Swedish: Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset) is a university hospital in Stockholm, Sweden, with two major sites in the municipalities of Huddinge and Solna.
The present day Karolinska University Hospital is the result of a 2004 merger between the former Huddinge University Hospital (Huddinge Universitetssjukhus) in Huddinge, south of Stockholm, and the Karolinska Hospital (Karolinska Sjukhuset) in Solna, north of Stockholm. The new hospital has about 15,000 employees and 1,700 patient beds. The Karolinska University Hospital is closely affiliated with the Karolinska Institute (Karolinska institutet). It incorporates the Astrid Lindgren Children’s hospital in Solna and the Children’s Hospital in Huddinge.
The facilities of the Karolinska University Hospital in Solna is in the process of becoming replaced by The New Karolinska Solna University Hospital, to be completed by 2015.