- Copenhagen University Hospital, or simply Riget
, is the national hospital of Denmark
, located in the capital city of Copenhagen
, between the streets of Blegdamsvej, Tagensvej and Nørre Allé. Rigshospitalet is part of the Copenhagen University Hospital
, together with the faculty of Health Sciences
at the University of Copenhagen
Rigshospitalet was founded in 30 March 1757 under the name "Kongelig Frederiks Hospital", named after King Frederick V
. It was back then located in Bredgade
in central Copenhagen. Since 1903 the state has been the owner of the hospital (where as other hospitals in Denmark are owned by the Regions).
Rigshospitalet's mission is to be Denmark's leading hospital for patients needing highly specialized treatment.. Rigshospitalet's main specialist role has been enhanced in recent years by the decision that it should serve as the host institution for many of Copenhagen's speciality departments.Because of this, other hospitals refer patients to Rigshospitalet for the unique expertise available there.Rigshospitalet’s neighbor, Panum Institute, houses the Health Sciences Faculty of Copenhagen University, and this proximity optimizes a close cooperation between the two in the fields of research and development. The Nordic Cochrane Centre and the University Centre for Nursing and Care Research are both placed within Rigshospitalet.
With 1,120 beds, Rigshospitalet has responsibility for 65,000 inpatients and approximately 420,000... Read More