Rikshospitalet

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The National Hospital (Rikshospitalet)
Oslo University Hospital
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Rikshospitalet is located in Norway
Rikshospitalet
Geography
Location Gaustad, Oslo, Norway
Coordinates 59°56′51″N 10°42′53″E / 59.9476°N 10.7146°E / 59.9476; 10.7146Coordinates: 59°56′51″N 10°42′53″E / 59.9476°N 10.7146°E / 59.9476; 10.7146
Organisation
Affiliated university University of Oslo
Services
Beds 585
History
Founded 1826
Links
Website http://www.rikshospitalet.no

Rikshospitalet (The National Hospital) is located in Oslo, Norway. From January 1, 2009, the hospital is part of Oslo University Hospital.

It is a highly specialized university hospital with special assignments in research and the development of new methods of treatment. Rikshospitalet is a part of Southern and Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority, and is affiliated with the University of Oslo.

About 60% of the patients admitted to Rikshospitalet are referred from other hospitals in Norway for more specialized investigations and treatment. In Norway, Rikshospitalet plays an important part with expert knowledge of the treatment of rare and complicated disorders. Rikshospitalet covers the whole country in various fields, including organ and bone marrow transplants, advanced neurosurgery, and treatment of children with congenital malformations. Rikshospitalet is also responsible for health care to the Norwegian Royal Family.

Rikshospitalet had (2005) 585 beds. It is renowned for its architecture. Rikshospitalet merged in (2005) with the Norwegian Radium Hospital to create Rikshospitalet–Radiumhospitalet. The English form of the name was The University Hospital Rikshospitalet-Radiumhospitalet. Later (in October 2007) the notation was changed to "Rikshospitalet HF" (Rikshospitalet University Hospital HF) and that name now covers, what used to be, 12 different governmental hospitals (Rikshospitalet, Radiumhospitalet, Geilomo, Strålesatelitt ved Sykehuset Innlandet, Hjertesenteret i Oslo, Epilepsisenteret SSE, Spesialsykehuset for rehabilitering i Stavern, Voksentoppen, Spesialsykehuset for rehabilitering i Kristiansand, Nordagutu opptreningssenter og kvinneklinikken Føderiket), each with their own specialities, now under the same "branding".

The hospital is the last stop on the Ullevål Hageby Line of the Oslo Tramway. Rikshospitalet Station is served by lines 17 and 18.

History[edit]

It was previously located between Ullevålsveien and Pilestredet—roads in Oslo.

1 April 1944, a radio station of The Resistance, located in the loft of Kvinneklinikken, was raided on 1 April 1944.[1] (Knut Haugland shot four, and escaped.[2])

In 1998 the hospital had yet not been moved to its present location.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Njølstad p.181
  2. ^ Njølstad p.182