Skåne University Hospital

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Skåne University Hospital
Skånes universitetssjukhus i Lund–flygbild 06 september 2014.jpg
Skåne University Hospital in Lund
Geography
Location Lund and Malmö, Sweden
Coordinates 55°35′17″N 13°00′09″E / 55.58806°N 13.00250°E / 55.58806; 13.00250Coordinates: 55°35′17″N 13°00′09″E / 55.58806°N 13.00250°E / 55.58806; 13.00250 (Malmö)
55°42′42″N 13°11′54″E / 55.71167°N 13.19833°E / 55.71167; 13.19833 (Lund)
Organisation
Funding Public hospital
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university Skåne University
Services
Emergency department Yes
History
Founded 1 January 2010
Links
Lists Hospitals in Sweden
Skåne University Hospital in Malmö

Skåne University Hospital (Swedish: Skånes universitetssjukhus, SUS) is a university hospital in Scania, Sweden. The hospital was founded in 2010 through the merger of the two university hospitals in Lund and Malmö.[1]

Security measures at Malmö emergency room[edit]

Violence and threats are a common occurrence at the hospital's emergency room in Malmö and therefore guards are employed on a 24hr basis, and emergency lock down has been installed along with security cameras. All employees have been given training in self-defence and wear alarms in case they are attacked. The emergency lock down makes it impossible for threatening people outside the building to enter the premises. The reason for these measures is an upsurge in aggressive patients with drug problems and a society where levels of violence are on the rise due to the level of organised crime using lethal violence based in Malmö.[2] In March 2017 the emergency room started locking its door between 2100-0500 to reduce the number of violent incidents involving people who sought to meet or get information about patients.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Historik" (in Swedish). Skåne Regional Council. Archived from the original on 11 November 2011. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Akuten rustad för våld i Malmö (tr: emergency room equipped for Malmö violence)". Nyheter: Sverige. Sveriges Television. Retrieved 12 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "(sv) Akuten låser dörrarna på vissa tider". P4 Malmöhus. Sveriges Radio. 7 February 2017. Retrieved 19 March 2017. 

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