Malmö Östra hospital murders

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The division of Malmö hospital where Anders Hansson worked

Malmö Östra hospital murders is the name of a Swedish case of serial murders committed by the then 18-year-old Anders Hansson at a hospital in Malmö between October 1978 and January 1979.[1] Hansson poisoned elderly patients during working hours as an orderly with detergents Gevisol and Ivisol.

At the long-term care part of the hospital a total of 27 patients were poisoned to death, with at least 15 confirmed to be victims.[2] Another 15 patients were also victims of attempted murder. In August 1979, Hansson was sentenced to closed psychiatric treatment, where he remains to present day.[1] Hansson is considered to be Sweden's most prolific serial killer.[3]


  1. ^ a b Linda Hjertén (2011-04-24). "Döden går ronden | Så blev Anders, 18, Sveriges värsta seriemördare | Nyheter | Aftonbladet". Retrieved 2014-01-17. 
  2. ^ "Sjukhusmorden 15 november 2009 kl 20:00 - P3 Dokumentär | Sveriges Radio". 2009-11-15. Retrieved 2014-01-17. 
  3. ^ "Serimördaren Anders Hansson "Den Obarmhärtige Samariten" 1978-79". Retrieved 2014-01-17.