Activities and organisation
Both emergency and planned care and treatment are delivered at Kungälv Hospital. The care is focused on adults, except within psychiatry where activities also serve children and young people.
The hospital has seven clinical departments with different specialist areas:
Accident & Emergency
Patients requiring emergency care are received at the A&E department. This unit is open around the clock.
Anaesthetics and Intensive Care
This unit includes anaesthetics, operation, intensive care and ambulance services. The intensive care unit receives patients with acute, life-threatening conditions requiring, for example, a respirator.
Geriatrics and Rehabilitation
The department delivers acute care and rehabilitation for patients with e.g. stroke and hip fractures and elderly patients with acute illness.
General & Orthopaedic Surgery
This department investigates and treats surgical, urological and orthopaedic conditions.
Diagnostics and Service
At this department X-ray examinations, ultrasound, CAT scans and examinations with MRI are performed. The department is also responsible for taking and analysing samples as well as managing blood donors.
The department handles patients with e.g. diabetes, acute coronary conditions and asthma.
Psychiatric treatment covers acute psychiatric care, neuropsychiatry, psychosis, addiction psychiatry as well as child and youth psychiatry.
The hospital also has four administrative departments responsible for hospital-wide issues related to finance, human resources, information systems, development, publicity and health promotion activities.