Karolinska University Hospital

Karolinska University Hospital has earned a world reputation for its clinical excellence and outstanding medical research in close partnership with Karolinska Institutet.

This hospital with almost 16 000 employees consists of two modern health facilities with the overall aim to offer excellent care in a safe, attractive and sustainable environment. Karolinska Institutet has a leading position in research with around 3000 scientific papers published every year. Karolinska is also one of the leading hospitals in Europe on robot surgery.

A brand new hospital has recently opened on the north site. The project has been called “The hospital of the future”. Well, the future is already here. Stockholm has now got one of the most modern university hospitals in Europe. Amongst other qualities, the operating theatres utilise ultra-clean air and there are only single rooms in the wards.

On the north site there is an enormous ongoing effort in order to meet future demands. The new surgical department will be provided with the very latest health technology, specialized hybrid operating rooms and mobile equipment.

In addition to the adult hospital, Karolinska serve the needs of children with chronic diseases or acute conditions, and premature infants through the Astrid Lindgren Children’s Hospital. It offers the best possible care for children in a stimulating environment that makes the stay more pleasant and advances the childrens’s recovery.

Karolinska University Hospital in numbers

  • 15,800 employees
  • 1,600 hospital beds
  • 1 580,000 patient visits
  • 97,270 patient admissions
  • 74,000 patient visits*
  • 7,000 patient admissions*

* Patients from other counties in Sweden or from other countries

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