Closer to psychiatry and research
To ensure a close collaboration, the new OUH is being built together with both Psychiatry and the University of Southern Denmark (SDU). At the same time, the hospital is part of Campus Odense which, besides incorporating the university hospital, also includes educational institutions, research, business and accommodation.
Psychiatry and somatics built together
When the new OUH is completed, approximately a tenth of the vast area will be designated to Child, Youth and Adult Psychiatry. OUH and psychiatry will be built together to ensure a close collaboration between psychiatry and somatics.
The new Adult Psychiatric Department at the new OUH will be the workplace for approximately 600 employees and will have 142 beds, all in private rooms. The rooms will be distributed on eight wards, including a new joint somatic and psychiatric unit for eating disorders, as well as a rehabilitation unit. This department will also include a telepsychiatric center, an ECT unit and a research unit, amongst others.
Unique interaction between hospital and research
The new OUH and the University of Southern Denmark will be one large building complex, with the new OUH in the north being built together with NYT SUND which is the new Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Southern Denmark. This will strengthen the collaboration between the two and further reduce the distance between the latest research and hospital treatment.
Part of Campus Odense
The new OUH, along with the University of Southern Denmark, will form part of Campus Odense, which also includes educational institutions, research, business and accommodation.
Close to other interested parties
The new OUH and SDU are not the only institutions building close to the ring road around the university hospital of the future. Other partners, of importance to the patients and their relatives, are also building here. For example, Kræftens Bekræmpelse (the Fight against Cancer) are building an advice center and Ronald McDonald Children’s Fund is building a Ronald McDonald House where families of severely ill children can live while their child is in hospital and one parent can stay overnight at the new OUH.