Cancer Treatment and Medical Physics

Department of Oncology and Medical Physics is the main regional cancer clinic of Western Norway. We are responsible for most forms of advanced non-surgical cancer treatments in Helse Vest RHF (Rogaland, Hordaland, Sogn og Fjordane counties).

In addition to the assessment and treatment of patients in accordance with internationally recognized programs work on improving the existing treatment methods, development of new therapy options and basic research are performed. 

During radiation therapy the emphasis is on using treatment program that has been developed specifically for each individual patient and to achieve the best possible effect on the cancer disease and reduce side effects. Section for Medical Physics is responsible for the quality assurance of the physical processes of radiation and treatment dose planning. In addition, the section is responsible for service and maintenance of radiotherapy equipment in the department. 

The Section provides services to all departments that use radiation for diagnostics and therapy. The total radiation protection service at the hospital are taken care of by the Radiation Protection Officer at the Department of Oncology and Medical Physics. 
Department of Oncology and Medical Physics provides non-surgical cancer treatment (radiation therapy and chemotherapy). 

Scheduled admission – Inpatient

The Department of Cancer Treatment has two wards: Ward 1 and Ward 2. 

Admission note

Every patient receives a mailed letter of admission. Some patients will additionally receive a phone call from the Cancer Department's Office of admissions.
The note contains information regarding:

  • Date and time of admission at the ward. 
  • List of items to bring 
    • Toiletries 
    • Slippers 
    • Underwear Feilstavet ordetc 
    • Bathrobe 
    • Personal clothes
  • Medications: Initial admission: Remember to bring a list of your regular and as-needed medications with names, dosage and frequency. 
  • Your are advised to only bring a limited amount of cash, Feilstavet ordjeweleries etc. The department cannot be held liable for the loss of valuables. 
  • Who to contact and telephone number.  
  • Information form needed by the hospital which should be completed by you prior to admission. 
  • Map with directions to Feilstavet ordHaukeland University Hospital and an map of the hospital grounds.

Day of admission

Time and place is detailed in the note.

The day of admission consists of blood tests, admission at the ward, information and dialogue with doctor and nurse. Waiting time in between the different events is to be expected.


Performs an examination and registers information in your medical records. Information regarding further tests/examinations and treatments will also be given.


Shows you the way in the department. Conducts an admission dialogue with you and hands you printed information regarding the department and associated routines.



Later arrivals than 3.30PM please visit Ward1 or Ward2. When calling us you may reach the correct person with aid from the automatic answering machine dialog.



Haukelandsveien 22, 5021 Bergen

​There are several ways of getting to Haukeland University Hospital by public transport. Here follows a brief summary.

​​​​​​​The term Pasientreiser (patient travel) is used to describe travel to and from authorised treatments. The hospital is responsible for providing patient travel and will meet the cost of the cheapest mode of travel on behalf of the patient. You can read more on the Pasientreiser website​. The website also contains information about the Helseekspress and Helsebuss bus services.

Several scheduled bus routes stop at the hospital. There is also a number of commuter bus routes running between different parts of Bergen and the hospital.
Skyss has produced a dedicated route map for Haukeland University Hospital (PDF)​ showing which bus routes stop at the hospital. 
At the website you will find complete bus routes with details of stops and departure times.
Tide and Nettbuss operate express coaches on several long-distance routes to the centre of Bergen.

Bybanen Light Rail
The closest Bybanen station is Haukeland sjukehus, only a 5 minute walk from the station to the hospital. The station is located to the North of the hospital main building, Sentralblokka, next to the buildings Glasblokkene. Timetables are available at the website​.

There are usually taxis available at the taxi rank outside the main hospital building (Sentralblokka). If not, our receptionists are on hand 24 hours a day and can help book a taxi for you.

Bergen Train Station in the centre of Bergen is the closest mainline station to Haukeland University Hospital. The distance between the station and the hospital is around 2.5 km and is served by several bus routes and the Bybanen Light Rail (line 2).

Bergen Airport in Flesland is just under 20 km from Haukeland University Hospital. There is no direct airport bus between Haukeland and Bergen Airport, but you can take the airport bus to and from the centre of Bergen.

Waiting areas
There is a separate waiting area near the reception in the main hospital building (Sentralblokka) for patients and next-of-kin waiting for transport.

​Parking facilities at Haukeland are divided into separate zones in and around the hospital grounds.
Parking spaces are very limited, however. Out of consid​​eration for those who need to travel to the hospital using their own car, we strongly urge those who are able to do so to use public transport​.

Read more about parking

General information

The patient library allows patients and their next-of-kin to borrow books, DVDs and periodicals.

We have a large selection of books, comic books, audiobooks, digital books/cards and PlayStation, Wii and Xbox games, as well as DVDs, CDs, periodicals, newspapers and music.
We also lend DAB radios and playback equipment for films, audiobooks and music.

Opening hours
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 11.30–15.30.
​Tuesday and Thursday 11.30–17.30.

Book trolleys
Every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday we visit the departments with our book trolley. If you would like to borrow something but are unable to make it to the library, feel free to contact us during opening hours, and we will deliver the requested material to you.

Computers and printers
The library has a public computer and printer/photocopier. Patients and next-of-kin are welcome to use the internet, do their online banking, print off plane tickets etc.

Visual art
We also lend visual art. Please contact us for more information.

​There is a pharmacy in the foyer of the main hospital building (Sentralblokka). This is a public pharmacy operated by Sjukehusapoteka Vest.

Read more about this

​Ordinary hospital visiting hours are between 5:00pm and 8:00pm. 

Most departments are also able to welcome visitors outside these times. We ask that visitors show consideration for other patients by going to the day room, for example.

If the patient is not able to leave the room, we kindly ask for you to arrange in advance with the staff for visits outside the regular visiting hours.

All patients and visitors can use free wireless internet in most areas of the hospital. is a wireless network for visitors, patients and staff.

How to connect to our guest network:

  1. Connect to the wireless guest network (
  2. A browser should open automatically. (If the login window does not appear, try to open the browser manually).
  3. Read the terms carefully.
  4. Press "Accept" when you have read and understood the terms.

The login takes place automatically on units after the first login, as long as the account is active. It will only be necessary to log in once per unit per 31 days.

Research and Development

Research at the Department of Oncology and Medical Physics is more or less run in cooperation with other departments at the Hospital and also often together with different institutions.
Research and Development
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