About Trondheim hospital

St. Olavs Hospital, Trondheim University Hospital, integrated with NTNU

St. Olav is the local Hospital for the population of Sør-Trøndelag with 302,000 inhabitants, but has several regional and national tasks for the population in the three counties of Møre and Romsdal, Sør-Trøndelag and Nord-Trøndelag with a total of 695,000 inhabitants. Most of the hospital business is located in Trondheim.

Specialist health care

The activity consists of specialist health care services both in somatic and mental health care located on several places in Sør-Trøndelag. Most of the services are situated in Trondheim: Øya, Østmarka, Brøset og Lian. There are three District Psychiatric Centres, two of them in Trondheim and one in Orkdal. The Hospitals in Orkdal and Røros, and Hysnes Rehabilitation Centre are included in the clinical activity.

The University Hospital

St. Olavs Hospital is the University Hospital for Mid-Norway and integrated with NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim). Patient treatment, research and education are integrated functions.

The new University Hospital is built at Øya in the central part of Trondheim. The first clinical centres were completed in 2006. The entire hospital project will be completed in 2015. The new hospital will have a total area of 197 500. From this will 49,500 m2 be used to university and teaching functions. Approximately 80 per cent of the buildings in the previous hospital will be replaced by new ones.

Cancer Clinic

The Cancer Clinic is located in the middle of the Gastro wing.
Access via the main entrance Gastrosenter (Gastro South building) and the vestibule.

The Cancer Clinic’s main tasks are: treatment and care of cancer patients, educating patients and their families, research and education of health professionals.

The clinic provides chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hormone therapy, other symptomatic treatment and care and palliative care.The aim is for as many as possible cure for their cancer, prevention or delay of further development of the disease.

The Cancer Clinic seeks to care for cancer patients and their families in a professionally appropriate manner. Medical and nursing staff work closely with social worker, physical therapist, occupational therapist, a deacon, priest, psychiatric nurse and nutritionist as needed.

Patients with incurable disease and short life expectancy is offered help of the best possible quality of life through relief of pain and other distressing symptoms of physical and psychological/existential nature.

The Cancer Clinic aims to ensure that patients and families are experiencing the greatest possible security, continuity and co-decision in his or her meeting with the Clinic.