Our centre was established 01.01.2001. It is organized with a central unit for research and education at the regional University Hospital in Bergen, connected to a multidisciplinary network of part-time clinical co-workers.
These doctors, nurses, physiotherapist, pastor and social worker are recruited from palliative care activity in local hospitals and primary care. They have one day a week devoted to research, teaching, advisory or developmental work in palliative care, and cover the districts of Western Norway. The team members also have a special responsibility for promoting the aims of palliative care within their own health care professions.