Akureyri University Hospital

Referral/Teaching Hospital | Akureyri, Iceland

Hospital description

Akureyri is Iceland’s second largest hospital. It is situated in the northern region of the country and provides a wide range of services, in addition to a twenty-four hour Emergency Department. Akureyri is known as Iceland’s “capital of the north” and has a population of just over 17,000 people.

Akureyri University Hospital operates under the laws of health and teaching hospitals under the 21st Act. It is a hospital under the Ministry of Health and operations are financed by the Treasury, in addition to such user fees, the hospital provides. Akureyri University Hospital provides all general and specialised health services; it is also a well-equipped and hi-tech hospital, which serves all of the northern and eastern regions of Iceland. The hospital is a knowledge organization that works closely with universities in the field of health education and research in health sciences. Six hundred and thirty people are employed at the Akureyri University Hospital, of this number there are approximately fifty who are doctors.

It is affiliated to the University of Iceland and the University of Akureyri.

Elective placements for nurses and dental students:
At the moment elective placements for nursery students are reserved for students from Akurayri University. They currently do not offer elective placements for dental students.

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Hospital type Referral/Teaching Hospital
Local language Icelandic
Funding Status Public

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