University Hospital of Umeå

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University Hospital of Umeå
Norrlands universitetssjukhus 2006 dec.jpg
Geography
Location Umeå, Västerbotten County, Sweden
Coordinates 63°49′03″N 20°17′54″E / 63.81750°N 20.29833°E / 63.81750; 20.29833Coordinates: 63°49′03″N 20°17′54″E / 63.81750°N 20.29833°E / 63.81750; 20.29833
Organisation
Care system Public
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university Umeå University
Services
Helipad Yes
History
Founded 1907
Links
Lists Hospitals in Sweden
Norrland's University Hospital with parts of the Umeå University campus in upper left corner and Umeå East Station at the bottom.

University Hospital of Umeå, in Swedish Norrlands universitetssjukhus (Nus), is the major hospital in northern Sweden, situated in Umeå. The hospital employs 5,600 people.[1]

It is also a teaching hospital for Umeå University, with the Faculty of Medicine as the responsible authority; 13 departments and 11 academic programmes. Within the faculty there are about 2,860 undergraduate and 450 postgraduate students and about 1,020 staff, among them about 500 teachers/researchers.

History[edit]

It was founded as a lasarett in 1784, known as the Yellow House (Gula huset), on Storgatan 28 in Umeå. It had eight care places. The building still remains but is no longer used by the hospital.[2]

As Umeå expanded a new hospital was built on Ålidbacken in central Umeå. It was started in 1907 (celebrating its centennial in 2007). It had 134 care places.[2]

In 1918 the hospital was expanded further. In 1926 the eye clinic was completed, in 1937 a new pediatrics department was created, and in 1957 the gynecological and obstetrics department was opened up.[2]

Today all the original buildings on Ålidbacken have been demolished and been replaced by the current hospital.[2]

A photographing ban was introduced in 2011 by the Västerbotten County Council, citing the integrity of patients and personnel. The ban was however not limited to the hospital but included all premises of the County Council.[3][4] The ban has been met with protests, including from Sveriges Television, TV4 and Västerbottens-Kuriren.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Om Nus" (in Swedish). Västerbotten County Council. Archived from the original on 23 October 2011. Retrieved 23 October 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d Asplund, Kjell. "Medicinska kliniken och medicinska institutionen vid NUS- en kort historik" (in Swedish). Umeå University. Archived from the original on 23 October 2011. Retrieved 23 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "Nya regler för filminspelning, fotografering och ljudupptagning i landstinget" (in Swedish). Västerbotten County Council. 18 October 2011. Archived from the original on 2 April 2012. Retrieved 2 April 2012. 
  4. ^ Engström, Monica G (18 October 2011). "Fotoförbud införs inom vården". Västerbottens-Kuriren (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 2 April 2012. Retrieved 2 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Protest mot fotoförbudet". Västerbottens-Kuriren (in Swedish). 28 October 2011. Archived from the original on 2 April 2012. Retrieved 2 April 2012. 

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