About the hospital (english)

Lovisenberg Diaconal Hospital is a local hospital providing medical services for the inhabitants of four City Districts in Oslo: Sagene, Gamle Oslo, Grünerløkka, and St.Hanshaugen including Sentrum, about 30 percent of the city's population. In addition psychiatric services are offered to several other city boroughs and our hospice offers palliative care. Our departments have a wide range of specialists, and the health care we offer is managed in close co-operation with the other hospitals and health service providers in Oslo.

The surgical department receives patients for scheduled operations from all parts of Norway within orthopaedic and ear nose and throat surgery. The orthopaedic section conducts about 1000 hip and knee implants and treats 500 shoulder patients with advanced arthroscopic operations a year. This makes the hospital one of the leading orthopaedic sections within these fields in Norway. The concentration on planned surgery, excluding emergency and trauma surgery, makes the department a very efficient unit, with stable operation volumes and low rates of hospital infections. The department has numerous ongoing research projects within their fields.

The TAKO-centre is a National Resource Centre for oral health in rare medical conditions. Patients are referred from the wh​ole country for assessment, diagnosis and treatment planning. Other important tasks are pre- and postgraduate training, lectures to parents and patients' groups and research. The centre also includes a dental clinic where patients treated for long-term drug abuse and/or chronic psychiatric disorders receive dental treatment.

The hospital is owned by the private deaconess foundations Diakonissehuset Lovisenberg and Diakonova (Parish Sisters Home). It operates on a non-profit base, within the framework of Public Health, with a long term contract with South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority.

With a staff of approximately 1650 person/years, the hospital has 228 beds, and an extensive out-patient facility. The hospital has a modern x-ray department, a clinical laboratory, and a pharmacy. There is an interpretation service for patients with other mother tongues than Norwegian that will be ordered on request.

The hospital was founded in 1868 by the pioneer Cathinka Guldberg - the first trained nurse in Norwegian medical history. The word: "deacon" comes from a Greek verb, meaning "to be at someone's service", "to take care of". The mission of each individual employee and our organisation as a whole is to offer treatment and service of high quality to all our patients, with equality and respect.​

On these pages, you'll find a variety of information for English speaking users. Amongst these, you will find information about health, rights and our online self-service solutions.

Telephone:  00 47 23 22 50 00
E-mail: post@lds.no

Visiting address
Lovisenberggata 17, Oslo

Postal address
Postboks 4970 Nydalen
0440 Oslo

The department of Communication can be reached by e-mail:​ tone.haerem@lds.no

We are only able to read emails during normal office hours.

We are on home on-call outside normal office hours and are therefore not present in the hospital. Non-urgent enquiries should be made on weekdays during office hours.

Language requirements for health care personnel
The working language at Akershus University Hospital is Norwegian. Your Norwegian proficiency must be sufficiently high to ensure reliability in patient care when communicating in Norwegian with our patients, families and colleagues. We do accept Danish and Swedish as academic languages.

Norwegian authorization as health care personnel
For positions that require a certification as health care personnel according to the Health Personnel Act, a Norwegian authorization/temporary license must be obtained prior to the employment and commencement.  More information on how to apply for authorization can be found on the homepage of the Norwegian Directorate of Health​

Residence permit/registration certificate
Before working at Akershus University Hospital, residence permit or registration certificate must be obtained. Nordic citizens have automatic residency in the Nordic countries. Within the EU / EEA you need only obtain a registration certificate.
Outside the EU / EEA you must obtain a residence permit.

Tax card/D number
If you are a foreign worker, you must have a D number to​ obtain a tax card. Anyone who is getting a D number must personally appear at the tax office with a valid ID. This also applies to Norwegian nationals who move back to Norway. More information about tax card and D number, application forms, and identification requirements can be found at

How to apply for a job with us
Unfortunately, we do not accept open applications, and do not consider these. You need to apply on vacant positions through our recruitment portal. Most of our vacancies are announced in Norwegian as ability to understand Norwegian is a requirement for most of our positions.

Sist oppdatert 11.07.2023