About the hospital
24 hours at Skåne University Hospital
Skåne University Hospital has units in both Malmö and Lund, where a total of 12,000 employees belonging to more than 100 different professions and occupations work. We provide highly specialised care, and we are the national specialised medical care centre in four areas.
Research at Skåne University Hospital is closely tied to point-of-care treatment and done in co-operation with Lund University.
We teach and supervise students who will eventually become our colleagues in the future. Students of all professional categories (physiotherapists, registered nurses, social workers, doctors, practical nurses, etcetera) receive their clinical training (VFU) with us.
We also work with activities that promote health and prevent illness. Our health unit provide patients with advice and support regarding habits and lifestyle in connection with visits to our facilities. We know, for example, that an operation has a greater probability of success if the patient stops smoking six weeks prior to it and stops drinking alcohol four weeks before.
A total of 12,000 employees belonging to more than 100 different professions and occupations work at Skåne University Hospital.
On an ordinary day at Skåne University Hospital
All numbers here refer to the daily average for 2019.
- 24 babies are born.
- 415 people visit the emergency wards.
- 128 patients undergo operations (based on an average of visits from Monday to Friday).
- 1,235 patients are cared for (as in-patients).
- 1,025 examinations are done at the radiological and diagnostic centres.
- 5 research papers are published.
In addition, there are:
- About seven kilometres of culverts.
- An area of 421,000 m² (or just short of 59 football pitches) that needs to be cleaned.