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DU ER HER: Nye Ahus / The New Akershus University Hospital
The New Akershus University Hospital

Facts and Figures
The New Ahus will:
“As the local and central hospital, deliver medical services of the required type, quality and volume to 340,000 people. Be one of the most patient-oriented hospitals in the country, known for its service, quality and excellent treatment in close collaboration with the primary health services.” (Preliminary study, 28 May 2003)

Total floor space
137,000 m2

Population to be served

340,000 (Romerike, 248,000 and Oslo North, 92,000)

Number of beds

615 – of which 570 in new buildings. Mostly single rooms.


22 operating theatres, 90 day-patient places, 108 outpatient rooms, 23 rooms for diagnostic imaging, a separate laboratory, paediatric centre, post hospital phase hotel and emergency treatment centre


NOK 7.64 billion (in 2004 kroner)

Financial target

NOK 7.29 billion (in 2004 kroner)

Start of construction
1 March 2004

October 2008

Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority

Project organisation

Nye Ahus


C.F. Møller Architects

The Patient’s Hospital
The new hospital will:
“Be one of the most patient-oriented hospitals in the country, distinguished for service, quality and excellent treatment in close collaboration with the primary health services. Not have hallway patients and there will not be waiting times that inflict unnecessary pain and suffering or that worsen the patient’s condition” (Preliminary study, 28 May 2003)

Patient rooms
Most are single rooms. The new building will have 570 beds.

Bed “clusters”

To create a sense of security, the wards are divided into four clusters with seven patients in each cluster. Each ward has a dining and day room for patients and family, plus a kitchen. Each cluster has its own workstation for staff.

Emergency core
To create proximity, key emergency medical functions such as the emergency treatment centre, observation ward, radiology, surgery, cardiac monitoring and intensive care are grouped together.

The various specialities are grouped together so that outpatient clinics, treatment units and wards create coherence and continuity. Examples are the paediatric centre, day-surgery unit, cardiac disorders and pulmonary disorders.

Glass Promenade

The hospital’s urban “high street”. In the Glass Promenade you’ll find a newsstand, hairdresser, health information resource centre and works of art as well as a pharmacy, outpatient clinics, day surgery, sample taking, diagnostic imaging and dialysis.

Post hospital phase hotel

To provide a broader range of high quality services to patients. Enables family or carers to be near the patient.

Opening hours
To improve accessibility. For instance, outpatient clinics will be in use ten hours per day (as opposed to seven hours currently).

A modern hospital
The new hospital will:
“Be one of the three most cost-effective central hospitals in Norway” (Preliminary study, 28 May 2003)

Simple building geometry
The hospital has three main parts. Towards the west, the treatment wings, towards the east, the ward wings and in the middle, the hospital’s high street, the Glass Promenade. The simple building geometry improves communications within the hospital.

Short distances between the specialities’ outpatient clinics, treatment and ward areas, offices and functions that need to collaborate.

Efficient transport systems for patients and staff. Also for linen, food, medicines, waste and supplies.

AGV -Automated guided vehicles
AGV that supply the entire hospital and take the lift on their own.

Pneumatic tubes
Pneumatic tubes for transporting small items and samples.

Automatic waste tube
Two central suction systems for handling all waste and dirty linen.

Paperless and digitised
The vision is “the paperless hospital”. Medical and non-medical work processes will be digitised. Information will be recorded only once. Patients will have their own monitors in their rooms with access to patient information and a selection of music and films.

Energy wells based on groundwater are a primary energy source.

No analyses take place in more than one place.

Opening hours
To utilise the floor space and equipment in the most efficient manner and to make the facilities more available, opening hours are extended. For example, outpatient clinics will be in use ten hours per day (as opposed to seven hours currently).

Publisert : 14.09.2004