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The Nordland Hospital Trust is Northern Norway’s second largest health trust offering traditional general hospital services. The health trust has over 4000 employees and serves a population of about 136 000 people in 20 municipalities from the regions of Salten, Lofoten and Vesterålen. The health trust also offers several county-wide services for the whole of Nordland and regional functions for all of Northern Norway.

Nordland Hospital offers comprehensive services within somatics, mental health care and substance abuse. The largest hospital is located Bodø, which offers somatic and psychiatric help. The health trust also has local hospitals in Gravdal (Lofoten) and Stokmarknes (Vesterålen), as well as several district psychiatric centers and ambulance stations in Salten, Lofoten and Vesterålen.

Nordland Hospital is organized as various clinics, with consistent management across all locations.

The main administrative office is now found at the somatic hospital in Bodø.

Nordland Hospital has taken a leading role in developing and adopting innovative technological solutions for patient care, internally at the hospitals and in the homes of many patients. Examples include technological solutions for home dialysis where the patient can monitor and report vital parameters and communicate their health information digitally to the hospital using a cell phone app. Nordland Hospital also uses electronic registration of vital patient data (news scores) via Medanet’s cell phone app. Data is stored directly in the patient’s journal.

The health trust is also a major educational and research institution. In collaboration with the University of Tromsø, Nordland Hospital offers complete study programmes for fifth and sixth-year medical students. Research activity is large and growing within somatics, mental health care and substance abuse.

Over the past 15 years, Nordland Hospital has invested approximately NOK 5.5 billion in new hospital buildings. A new local hospital at Stokmarknes opened in 2014, and the modernised and expanded somatic hospital in Bodø was completed in 2021.

Nordland Hospital Trust has a budget of close to 5 billion kroner.

Employees: 3454 man-years divided into 4807 employees.

Nordland Hospital Trust’s vision is to be a leader in quality.