Herlev Hospital

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Herlev Hospital
The Capital Region (Denmark)
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Geography
Location Herlev, Capital Region, Denmark
Coordinates 55°43′53″N 12°26′37″E / 55.73139°N 12.44361°E / 55.73139; 12.44361Coordinates: 55°43′53″N 12°26′37″E / 55.73139°N 12.44361°E / 55.73139; 12.44361
Organisation
Funding Government hospital
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university University of Copenhagen
Services
Emergency department Yes
Beds 1.616 (2010)
Helipad No
History
Founded 1965
Links
Website www.herlevhospital.dk

Herlev Hospital (former Danish: Amtssygehuset i Herlev) is a hospital in Herlev, Denmark, close to Copenhagen. The building is 120 metres (390 ft) tall[1] and has 28 floors. It is famous for being Denmark's tallest building,[citation needed] and the seventh tallest hospital in the world.[citation needed] Its modern, functional architecture in bright concrete, glass and bronze-colored aluminum gives a unique impression.

The building was designed by Gehrdt Bornebusch in collaboration with Max Brüel and Jørgen Selchau. Sven Hansen was the landscape architect while the artistic decoration was done by Poul Gernes.

Its construction began in 1965 and the hospital was finished in 1975. It was opened in 1976. The hospital has 1,616 beds (of 2010) and employs about 4,000 people and tends to 82,000 patients annually.

The hospital is a teaching hospital for medical students from Copenhagen University.

The former title Amtssygehuset i Herlev was changed when the Danish Municipal Reform of January 1, 2007 abolished the amter and replaced them with five administrative regions.

In 1987 the hospital was involved in the case of the hospital bombings (Danish: Sygehusbomberne) where an undetonated pipe bomb was found in the hospital.

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