Southern and Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority

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Helse Sør-Øst RHF
Type Regional Health Authority
Industry Healthcare
Founded 1 June 2007
Headquarters Hamar, Norway
Area served Southern and Eastern Norway
Key people Peder Olsen (acting CEO)
Per Anders Oksum (chair)
Revenue Increase NOK 44 billion (2006)
Operating income NOK −1.8 billion (2006)
Employees 69,000 (2007)
Parent Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services
Website www.helse-sorost.no

Southern and Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority (Norwegian: Helse Sør-Øst RHF) is the largest of the four Regional Health Authorities in Norway. It covers the counties of Akershus, Aust-Agder, Buskerud, Hedmark, Oppland, Oslo, Telemark, Vest-Agder, Vestfold and Østfold. The authority owns fifteen health trusts that operate the hospitals as well as Southern and Eastern Norway Pharmaceutical Trust that operates nineteen pharmacies.

The authority is subordinate the Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services and was created on 1 June 2007 when Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority and Southern Norway Regional Health Authority merged.