Sahlgrenska University Hospital

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Sahlgrenska University Hospital
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Sahlgrenska University Hospital
Location Gothenburg, Sweden
Coordinates 57°41′0″N 11°57′30″E / 57.68333°N 11.95833°E / 57.68333; 11.95833Coordinates: 57°41′0″N 11°57′30″E / 57.68333°N 11.95833°E / 57.68333; 11.95833
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg
Patron Barbro Fridén
Helipad Yes
Beds 2,000[1]
Founded 1772
1 January 1997 (current structure)[2]
Website (in english)
Lists Hospitals in Sweden

The Sahlgrenska University Hospital (Swedish: Sahlgrenska Universitetssjukhuset) is a system of hospitals associated with the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden. The hospital is named after philanthropist Niclas Sahlgren, and is one of the largest hospitals in Northern Europe. As a regional center, it serves approximately 900,000 people. The hospital also offers highly specialised medical care for the whole of Sweden. The staff numbers 17,000.


SU Östra

The Sahlgrenska Hospital was founded in 1772 following a donation by Niclas Sahlgren. The current hospital was formed in 1997 by integrating three hospitals: Sahlgrenska Sjukhuset, Östra sjukhuset, and Mölndals sjukhus. The Sahlgrenska University Hospital has been operated by the Västra Götaland Regional Council since its formation in 1999.[2]

Facility changes through history[edit]

  • 1772–1823 on Sillgatan, in present-day Postgatan;
  • 1823–1855 in the House of Oterdahl, today a museum of medical history;
  • 1855–1900 in Sociala Huset, since 2005, it has been a teaching school;
  • 1900–present in Änggården.[2]

On 24 June 2009, a 24,000 m2 (260,000 sq ft) new facility with 312 beds was officially opened. The new facility will enable rebuilding and renovation of older facilities at Sahlgrenska. The facility also features nephrology centre, dialysis, transplantation centre, stroke unit, hematology, and wards for medicine and surgery.

The academy[edit]

Sahlgrenska Academy

Sahlgrenska Academy is the University of Gothenburg's faculty of education and research in health sciences. It operates in close conjunction with the university hospital. The academy was formed the 1st of July 2001 by combining the three previous faculties for medicine, odontology and health sciences.[3]

Educational programs are available in pharmacy, biomedical analysis, dietitian sciences, physician, nursing, medical specialist, dentist, and medical physicist.

Notable people[edit]

  • Nils Kock; former chief of surgical staff; developer of the Kock pouch surgical procedure.
  • Mats Brännström; Professor of obstetrics and gynaecology; leader of the team behind the first successful uterus transplantation.

In popular culture[edit]

Lisbeth Salander, a central character in the "Millennium series" by Stieg Larsson, is treated in Sahlgrenska Hospital after being shot.


  1. ^ "Om Sahlgrenska Universitetssjukhuset" (in Swedish). Sahlgrenska Universitetssjukhuset. Archived from the original on 11 November 2011. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Historik" (in Swedish). Sahlgrenska Universitetssjukhuset. Archived from the original on 11 November 2011. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  3. ^ Official site in Swedish.

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