An opportunity for development

A merged establishment

The Health Care Institution of South Iceland (Heilbrigisstofnun Suðurlands) was established in accordance with regulation from September 1, 2004. This new institution serves approximately   20 000 inhabitants in the South Iceland region. The establishment includes eight health care clinics, a hospital with 62 sickbeds in Selfoss, and health care service for the prison Litla Hraun. In all there are 230 job positions in the Health Care Institution of South Iceland. The managing director is Magnús Skúlason.

The health care service thrives

The new Health Care Institution of South Iceland will strengthen the health care service in South Iceland and individual departments are expected to grow stronger.   A merged institution gives an opportunity to level the shift differential of the employees. More cooperation among the employees is also expected and more support services will be offered.
Shared management of departments gives opportunity for more favorable management and the possibility of creating stronger divisions, new emphasis and a better work environment in the health care service in South Iceland.

The hospital in Selfoss

The hospital offers specialized services in internal medicine and surgery, obstetrics- and gynecology, anesthesiology, otolaryngology, geriatrics, ambulant services for cardiovascular diseases, pediatrics, laboratory research, radiology, rehabilitation and teaching of interns.

Eight health care clinics

The Health Care Institution of South  Iceland operates eight health care clinics in South Iceland. They are located in  Selfoss, Hveragerði, Þorlákshöfn, Laugarás, Hella, Hvolsvöllur, Vík in Mýrdal and Kirkjubæjarklaustur.
The health care clinics offer various medical services with emphasis on preventive measures and prevention education, acute and casualty services, out-of-hours services, school nursing, home nursing, infant and maternity services, nursing services and psychiatric services.
Specialized medical services such as pediatrics, ophthalmology, otolaryngology
A new extension for the hospital in Selfoss

Work on a  new extension to the hospital in Selfoss started at the end of 2004 and the second and third floors were taken into use in the beginning of the year 2008. Two nursing wards on the second and  third floors with a total of 40 sickbeds for the elderly, facilities for occupational- and physiotherapy and the Health Care Clinic in Selfoss were taken into use in 2009.

The future

The main aim of the Health Care Institution of South Iceland is to have a positive influence on the environment by providing health care services in South Iceland in one efficient establishment.
The services offered to the people of South Iceland are expected to strengthen and thrive.

One of the main aims of the institution is to offer services that meet the needs of the inhabitants in the area and play a part in making South Iceland an even better place to live in.
Services that are reasonable and efficient for the area will be offered.

An effort will be made to make the Health Care  Institution in South Iceland an ambitious, rogressive and desirable workplace, with stimulating working conditions for the professionals who work there.

The Health Care Institution will make an effort to educate the health care personnel in cooperation with educational institutions and thus create a good foundation for the work in South Iceland.