Medical expertise and co-operation

The hospital runs several centres of expertise and provides a number of specialist functions – both at a national and a regional level. Most patients need a referral from their GP or from the primary health service in order to receive hospital treatment or treatment from the specialist health service.

​We are working with local authorities to provide holistic and appropriate treatment to our patients. Our specialists provide guidance and advice to doctors, and we admit patients with special conditions from all over Norway. We conduct extensive medical training and research.

Haukeland University Hospital accounts for almost a fifth of all healthcare research carried out in Norway.


Scientists at Haukeland University Hospitals published 641 scientific articles in 2012.

That same year 59 doctorates were completed with significant contributions from Haukeland. Only Oslo University Hospital conducts more medical and healthcare research. 

Research is one of the hospital's four main duties alongside treating patients, training health workers and providing training and support for patients and their next-of-kin.​

Last updated 9/19/2021