About the hospital

The Sahlgrenska University Hospital has the skills to carry out the most advanced treatments and interventions possible at the current state of medical development, at the same time as focusing on the consideration and care of our patients. Continuous development and improvement is an important objective in order to ensure the highest standards of quality.  As one of Sweden’s largest university hospitals, we are in close proximity to all areas of education and research at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg.

Breadth and depth

The Sahlgrenska University Hospital functions as the county hospital for residents of the Gothenburg region as well as being an engine for healthcare and medical development in   Region Västra Götaland. Patients from the whole region come here for different specialist treatment, and the hospital’s specialist skills and knowledge are distributed throughout the region. 

We treat patients from all over Sweden with our leading-edge skills in approximately 25 special areas, including cardiovascular care, reconstructive surgery, children's care, vaccinations, immunology, rheumatology and catheter interventions. Child heart surgery at our Queen Silvia Children's Hospital has been awarded a national healthcare permit by the National Board of Health and Welfare.

Several locations in the Gothenburg region

We run our activities at several locations in the Gothenburg region: at the Sahlgrenska Hospital, Östra Hospital, Mölndal Hospital, Högsbo Hospital and several outpatient clinics in the city. We have around 17,000 people working for us, which makes the hospital one of the largest employers in Region Västra Götaland.

Board of directors

The hospital's board is responsible for the operation, management and development of Sahlgrenska University Hospital.

The hospital management

The hospital management team deals with and decides on hospital-wide issues of a long-term and principled nature.