Cancer Treatment and Medical Physics

Department of Oncology and Medical Physics is the main regional cancer clinic of Western Norway. We are responsible for most forms of advanced non-surgical cancer treatments in Helse Vest RHF (Rogaland, Hordaland, Sogn og Fjordane counties).

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Cancer Treatment and Medical Physics

In addition to the assessment and treatment of patients in accordance with internationally recognized programs work on improving the existing treatment methods, development of new therapy options and basic research are performed. 

During radiation therapy the emphasis is on using treatment program that has been developed specifically for each individual patient and to achieve the best possible effect on the cancer disease and reduce side effects. Section for Medical Physics is responsible for the quality assurance of the physical processes of radiation and treatment dose planning. In addition, the section is responsible for service and maintenance of radiotherapy equipment in the department. 

The Section provides services to all departments that use radiation for diagnostics and therapy. The total radiation protection service at the hospital are taken care of by the Radiation Protection Officer at the Department of Oncology and Medical Physics. 
Department of Oncology and Medical Physics provides non-surgical cancer treatment (radiation therapy and chemotherapy). 

Scheduled admission – Inpatient

The Department of Cancer Treatment has two wards: Ward 1 and Ward 2. 
 

Admission note

Every patient receives a mailed letter of admission. Some patients will additionally receive a phone call from the Cancer Department's Office of admissions.
The note contains information regarding:

 

 
  • Date and time of admission at the ward. 
  • List of items to bring 
    • Toiletries 
    • Slippers 
    • Underwear Feilstavet ordetc 
    • Bathrobe 
    • Personal clothes
  • Medications: Initial admission: Remember to bring a list of your regular and as-needed medications with names, dosage and frequency. 
  • Your are advised to only bring a limited amount of cash, Feilstavet ordjeweleries etc. The department cannot be held liable for the loss of valuables. 
  • Who to contact and telephone number.  
  • Information form needed by the hospital which should be completed by you prior to admission. 
  • Map with directions to Feilstavet ordHaukeland University Hospital and an map of the hospital grounds.

Day of admission

Time and place is detailed in the note.

 
The Feilstavet ordinital day consists of blood tests, admission at the ward, information and dialogue with doctor and nurse. Waiting time in between the different events is to be expected.

Doctor

Performs an examination and registers information in your medical records. Information regarding further tests/examinations and treatments will also be given.

Nurse

Shows you the way in the department. Conducts an admission dialogue with you and hands you printed information regarding the department and associated routines.

Contact

Phone
55 97 20 10
Fax: 55 97 20 46
Monday - Friday 8.00 AM - 3.30 PM
Later arrivals than 3.30PM please visit Ward1 or Ward2. When calling us you may reach the correct person with aid from the automatic answering machine dialog.

How to get to the hospital

​There are several ways of getting to Haukeland University Hospital by public transport. Here follows a brief summary.

​​​​​​​The term Pasientreiser (patient travel) is used to describe travel to and from authorised treatments. The hospital is responsible for providing patient travel and will meet the cost of the cheapest mode of travel on behalf of the patient. You can read more on the Pasientreiser website​. The website also contains information about the Helseekspress and Helsebuss bus services.

Bus
Several scheduled bus routes stop at the hospital. There is also a number of commuter bus routes running between different parts of Bergen and the hospital.
Skyss has produced a dedicated route map for Haukeland University Hospital (PDF)​ showing which bus routes stop at the hospital. At Skyss.no you will find complete bus routes with details of stops and departure times.
Tide and Nettbuss operate express coaches on several long-distance routes to the centre of Bergen.

Bybanen light railway
The closest Bybanen station is Kronstad. Walking from Kronstad to the hospital takes around 10 minutes. Timetables are available at Skyss.no.

Taxi
There are usually taxis available at the taxi rank outside the main hospital building (Sentralblokka). If not, our receptionists are on hand 24 hours a day and can help book a taxi for you.

Train
Bergen Train Station in the centre of Bergen is the closest mainline station to Haukeland University Hospital. The distance between the station and the hospital is around 2.5 km and is served by several bus routes.

Air
Bergen Airport in Flesland is just under 20 km from Haukeland University Hospital. There is no direct airport bus between Haukeland and Bergen Airport, but you can take the airport bus to and from the centre of Bergen.

Waiting areas
There is a separate waiting area near the reception in the main hospital building (Sentralblokka) for patients and next-of-kin waiting for transport.

Parking

​Parking facilities at Haukeland are divided into separate zones in and around the hospital grounds.
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Parking spaces are very limited, however. Out of consid​​eration for those who need to travel to the hospital using their own car, we strongly urge those who are able to do so to use public transport​.

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Practical information

Atriet - oppholdsrom

Ved inngongen til Parkbygget finn du Atriet som er open for pasientar og pårørande mellom kl. 07.30 -15.30.

Her finnast​ avisar, bladar, tv og bevertning.

Vi oppfordrar pasientar som ventar på time til lege eller på blodprøvesvar, å nytte desse arealane. Det er begrensa sitjeplassar i poliklinikken, og vi henstiller pårørande til å venta lengst mogleg i Atriet. I Atriet er det og ein lekekrok for dei minste.

For dei som skal ha behandling, er det et eiga venterom i behandlingseinheiten.

Bevertning

For pasientar som ventar på legetime eller blodprøvesvar, serverast kaffe, te, saft og skiver med variert pålegg i Atriet​​​.

I behandlingseinheiten på poliklinikken serverast kaffe, te, saft og skiver med variert pålegg.
Odd Fellow Sam Prosjektet står for serveringen.

Food and catering

Library

The patient library allows patients and their next-of-kin to borrow books, DVDs and periodicals.

We have a large selection of books, comic books, audiobooks, digital books/cards and PlayStation, Wii and Xbox games, as well as DVDs, CDs, periodicals, newspapers and music.
We also lend DAB radios and playback equipment for films, audiobooks and music.

Opening hours
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 11.30–15.30.
​Tuesday and Thursday 11.30–17.30.


Book trolleys
Every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday we visit the departments with our book trolley. If you would like to borrow something but are unable to make it to the library, feel free to contact us during opening hours, and we will deliver the requested material to you.


Computers and printers
The library has a public computer and printer/photocopier. Patients and next-of-kin are welcome to use the internet, do their online banking, print off plane tickets etc.


Visual art
We also lend visual art. Please contact us for more information.

Pharmacy

​There is a pharmacy in the foyer of the main hospital building (Sentralblokka). This is a public pharmacy operated by Sjukehusapoteka Vest.

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Planlagt innlegging - Heildøgn

​​Kreftavdelinga har to sengepostar: 
Post 1 og Post 2 syd/vest 

Innleggingssbrev

​Alle pasientar får innkalling per brev. I nokon tilfelle blir du i tillegg oppringt frå innleggingskontoret ved Kreftavdelinga.

Brevet inneheld opplysningar om:
• Dag og tid for oppmøte på aktuell sengepost. 
• Info om kva du må ta med deg 

- Toalettsaker 
- Diverse dusjartiklar 
- Tøflar 
- Undertøy m.m. 
- Privat tøy
 
• Medisinar: Ved førstegangs innlegging: Husk å ta med ei oversikt med namn, dose og hyppigheit av faste- og behovsmedisinar du bruker. 
 
• Du bør ikkje ta med deg for mykje pengar, smykke eller liknande. Avdelinga har ikkje høve til å ta ansvar for verdisaker. 
 
• Kontaktperson med telefonnummer. ​
 
• Skjema for utfylling av ein del opplysningar som sjukehuset treng og som du tar med ferdig utfylt på innleggingsdagen. 
 
• Vegkart til Haukeland Sjukehus og kart over sjukehusområdet.
 

Innleggingsdagen

Tid og stad står i brevet.
Den første dagen går med til blodprøvetaking, mottak i avdelinga, informasjon og samtale med lege og sjukepleiar. Du må rekne med litt venting mellom dei ulike gjeremåla denne dagen. Etter dagens program kan det for nokon vere aktuelt å reise heim på permisjon til neste dag. Dette gjelder ofte dei som skal til cellegiftsbehandling.

Legen: Vil undersøke deg og legge inn opplysningar i journalen din.
Du vil få informasjon om vidare prøver/ undersøkingar og behandling.

Sjukepleiaren: Vil sørgje for at du blir vist til rette i avdelinga. Du vil også få ein innkomstsamtale med sjukepleiar og få ein del skriftleg informasjon om avdelinga og rutinane der.

Poliklinisk kontakt

Beskjed om poliklinisk time gjer vi vanlegvis via eit innkallelsesbrev. Du kan også få tildelt time pr. telefon eller via lege, for eksempel ved utskriving frå sengepost.
Brevet/informasjonen inneheld opplysningar om: 

  • Dag og tid for oppmøte.

  • Beskjed om du må ta blodprøver ved poliklinikken ved frammøte.

  • Medisinar: Ved første konsultasjon må du hugse å ta med ei oversikt med namn, dose og hyppigheit av faste- og behovsmedisinar du bruker.

  • Informasjon om kva for avtalar som er gjort i samanheng med konsultasjonen.

  • Informasjon dersom det er aktuelt å bu på sjukehotellet.

  • Informasjon om å berekne god tid på grunn av parkeringsproblem på sjukehusområdet.

 

Praktisk informasjon

Poliklinikken ligg i 1.etasje i Parkbygget med inngang frå sjukehusparken i underetasjen.

Vennligst henvend deg i skranken i Parkbygget/Atriet U.etasje ved ankomst for registrering.
Her vil du bli vist vidare til blodprøvetaking eller konsultasjon/behandling.

Behandlingen kan foregå over fleire dager, og du vil då bu heime eller på sjukehotellet mellom kvar behandlingsdag.

For å utnytte ressursane best mogleg, er det lagt opp til eit tett program. Dette kan medføre noko venting. 
Har du vært hos lege eller får cellegiftkurar, må du betale ein eigenandel dersom du ikkje har frikort. Frikort må takast med til konsultasjonen for registrering. 
Det er anledning til å ha med seg ein pårørande eller ein venn til legetimen/behandling.

Utreise

​Du vil få:

  • Samtale med lege. 
  • Nødvendige papir som transportrekvisisjon, reseptar, sjukemelding osb. Utskrivingsskjema som gir deg informasjon om eventuelle medisinar, oppfølging heime og vidare avtaler med avdelinga. Dette skjemaet bør du ta med ved besøk hos fastlegen. 
  • Bruk anledninga til å spørje om ting du lurer på.

Du kan gjerne ha med deg pårørande ved utskrivingssamtalen.

Visiting times

​Ordinary hospital visiting hours are between 17.00 and 20.00. Most departments are also able to welcome visitors outside these times. We ask that visitors show consideration for other patients by going to the day room, for example.

If a patient is too ill to leave the room, we kindly ask that you arrange any visits outside normal visiting hours with the staff in the department in advance.

Waiting areas

Patients waiting for transport may do so in a designated waiting area in the foyer in the main hospital building (Sentralblokka). The waiting area is designed to make the wait as comfortable as possible for both patients and next-of-kin.

Opening hours
Staffed waiting area Monday to Friday: 08:15–17:00
Telephone: 05515

The waiting area offers reclining chairs, coffee tables with seats, magazines and coffee.

In the daytime the waiting area is staffed by two transport planners from the Department of Patient Travel. The transport planners are not medically trained but can assist you if there are any changes to your planned travel.

  • Patient travel must be booked by the discharging department before the patient arrives in the wai​ting area.
  • The departments are responsible for referring patients to the waiting area based on a medical assessment.
  • Patients who need to wait longer than 2 1/2 hours for their booked travel should do so in their department.
  • The department should make its assessments, including medical assessments, on the basis that the waiting area is not permanently staffed and not staffed by medical personnel.

Patients travelling by air may contact the hosts in the waiting area, who will help organise an airport transfer.

In special circumstances the waiting area may be unmanned for limited periods during opening hours.

  • Patients who require care and who are in the waiting area at ordinary closing time will be referred back to the discharging department. The discharging department will then look after the patient.
  • Patients who have been allocated patient transport after 15.30 and who require care must wait in their department. Those who do not require care may wait at the edge of the waiting area.

Wireless Internett

​​​​​​​​​​We are happy to offer free wireless internet access to patients and visitors.


To access the WiFi service, connect to the gjest.ihelse.net network. Open your browser, to get access to username and password.

New users
For first-time usage, access your Web Browser to register your relevant details to receive a username and password via your registered mobile number, with immediate access available upon completing registration​. Each session will expire after 31 days.​


Please note that signal strength may be weaker in certain parts of the hospital and during peak usage periods.

Regional Centre of Excellence for Palliative Carehttps://helse-bergen.no/en/avdelinger/kreftbehandling-og-medisinsk-fysikk/kompetansesenter-i-lindrande-behandlingRegional Centre of Excellence for Palliative Care
The Cancer Center for Education and rehabilitation- CCERhttps://helse-bergen.no/en/avdelinger/kreftbehandling-og-medisinsk-fysikk/kreftsenter-for-opplering-og-rehabiliteringThe Cancer Center for Education and rehabilitation- CCER