Stockholm County Council

The hospital viewed from south-west
Shown in Stockholm
Location Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden
Funding Public hospital
Hospital type District General
Helipad (ICAO: ESHC)
Beds 647[1]
Founded Constructed 1937–1944
Inaugurated 3 April 1944
Website sodersjukhuset.se
Lists Hospitals in Sweden

Södersjukhuset (SÖS) is one of the largest hospitals in Stockholm, Sweden. Constructed between 1937 and 1944, it was designed by architects Hjalmar Cederström and Hermann Imhäuser. Södersjukhuset has the largest emergency department in Scandinavia.[2]

King Gustaf V inaugurated Södersjukhuset on 3 April 1944. At the time, the building was the largest in Scandinavia.[2]

With more than 4,000 employees,[1] Södersjukhuset is the third largest employer in Stockholm.

The hospital has an underground complex measuring 4,500 square meters (48,500 square feet) called DEMC (Disaster Emergency Center), which was completed and inaugurated on 25 November 1994. In peacetime the complex is used for training and scientific research. In case of disaster or war the complex is fully operational as a normal hospital.


  1. 1 2 "Om Södersjukhuset" (in Swedish). Södersjukhuset AB. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  2. 1 2 "SÖS Historia". Södersjukhuset. Södersjukhuset. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
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