Rigshospitalet

Referral/Teaching Hospital | København Ø, Denmark

Hospital description

Rigshospitalet merged with Glostrup Hospital on the 1st January 2015. It is a highly specialised hospital and one of the largest hospitals in Denmark. It is the most highly specialised hospital in Copenhagen and one of Denmark’s largest workplaces, with about 12,000 employees covering more than 50 professional groups.

The main hospital building has 16 storeys and is one of the tallest structures in central Copenhagen. It is a teaching hospital, affiliated with the University of Copenhagen.

The hospital’s mission is to be Denmark’s leading hospital for patients needing highly specialised treatments. In recent years, it was decided that it should serve as the host institution for many of Copenhagen’s specialty departments, meaning that other hospitals now refer patients to Rigshospitalet for the unique expertise available there.

The hospital has a Trauma Centre which is specialised in receiving severely injured patients.
It also has the following departments and wards: Anaesthetics, Cardiology, Pharmacology, ENT, General surgery, Haematology, Infectious diseases, Maxillofacial Surgery, Microbiology, Neurology, Oncology, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, Pathology, Psychology, Urology and Renal Medicine. For a complete list, please visit the hospital’s webpage.

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

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