Aarhus University Hospital is a large university hospital located in the Aarhus, Denmark’s second largest city located on the east coast. The university hospital consists of six administrative centres organised as professional medical communities (Abdominal and Paediatric Centre, Acute Centre, Cancer and Inflammation Centre, Head and Heart Centre and Hospital Service Centre) and a central administration for the overall hospital. It has 44 clinical departments with 10,200 employees. Annual activities consist of 833,655 out-patient visits, 100,817 discharges, 81,124 surgeries, 44,600 endoscopies and 4647 births.
The hospital offers specialised treatment to citizens in the Central Denmark Region and other regions in Denmark. It is the local hospital for citizens in Aarhus city and the island of Samso. On the 1st April 2011, the two somatic university hospitals in the city of Aarhus, Aarhus Sygehus and Skejby, merged in to Aarhus University Hospital. This was in preparation for The New University Hospital, which will become the biggest hospital in Denmark and one of the biggest in Europe. The New University Hospital is expected to be fully operational by 2020.
Aarhus University Hospital provides highly specialised treatment, research and education at an international level. In 2015, the hospital was appointed Denmark’s Best Hospital by the newspaper “Dagens Medecin” for the eight year running. It was also appointed as number one in the following nine areas of treatment:
- Geriatrics (medical treatment of elderly people)
- Brain cancer
- Uterus cancer
- PCI-treatment (balloon angioplasty of the coronary arteries)
- Three areas within cardiothorasic and vascular surgery: Combined bypass and heart valve treatment, vascular surgery and lung cancer surgery
- Lymphoma (cancer in the lymph nodes)
- Myelodysplastic syndrome (a group of diseases in the bone marrow which may develop into blood cancer)
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