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Hans Christian Andersen Children´s Hospital

Presentation of the department management 

The Department is managed by a department management collaboratively with section managements for the individual wards and the outpatient department as well as with the lead secretary. 

Head nurse Lone Møller

Lone Møller, Head Nurse
Tel.: +45 65 41 20 87
Email: lone.moeller2@rsyd.dk

Arne Høst, ledende overlæge


Arne Høst, Lead Consultant
Tel.: +45 65 41 20 80
Email: Arne.hoest@rsyd.dk

Core tasks
The Hans Christian Andersen Children’s Hospital is the only paediatric department on Funen. The Department has a main function for Funen as well as regional functions and highly specialised functions for the entire Region of Southern Denmark. The Department carries out highly specialised functions for all parts of western Denmark for some groups of diseases.

The highly specialised function is carried out within the following paediatric specialist areas (sub-specialist areas): Gastroenterology/haepatology/nutrition, neonatology, allergy/pulmonology, oncology/haematology, endocrinology, nephrology, neurology, cardiology, social paediatrics, rheumatology and infection medicine.

The paediatric specialist areas are carried out by cross-disciplinary teams consisting of physicians, nurses, secretaries, psychologists, social advisors, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and other specialist areas depending on the nature of the tasks.

Research areas
Cross-disciplinary research is carried out under the Hans Christian Andersen Children’s Hospital focusing on the epidemiology, development and prevention of paediatric diseases. A recently established birth cohort study comprising three different year groups of newborns from Odense Municipality focuses on interaction between environmental factors and congenital factors and their impact on children’s development and the aetiology of diseases. This study focuses particularly on the impact of factors during pregnancy and in the early childhood years for the occurrence of later diseases and the possibilities for prevention. The main areas of research are:

  • Nutrition and gastrointestinal diseases (congenital diseases, coeliac disease, intestinal failure, bowel disorders)
  • Asthma and allergies (epidemiology, risk factors, prevention and treatment of allergic diseases)
  • Hormonal diseases with focus on diabetes mellitus and disorders in calcium-phosphate regulation
  • Hyperinsulinism in newborns (development function)
  • Diseases in bones, body composition and growth disorders
  • Communication, environment and quality of life

Research at the Hans Christian Andersen Children’s Hospital is closely linked with the Institute of Clinical Research at the University of Southern Denmark as well as with Odense University Hospital and with close contact to the Allergy Centre and the Centre of Paediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery. In 2012, the Centre for Paediatric Nursing Research and Practice Development opened as part of the Paediatric Research Unit. Other collaboration partners include the three other paediatric departments in the Region of Southern Denmark in Sønderborg, Esbjerg and Kolding as well as the Institute of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, the Institute of Molecular Medicine, and the Institute of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at the University of Southern Denmark. Collaboration partners outside the University of Southern Denmark include the Department of Human Nutrition and Experimental Nutrition at the, University of Copenhagen, the Technical University of Denmark as well as foreign collaboration partners, especially in Germany, the UK and Ireland.

Head Research Unit: Professor Steffen Husby, Tel.: +45 6541 2090, email: steffen.husby@rsyd.dk

Key figures
The Department has about 10,000 annual admissions and about 25,000 annual outpatient visits. The Department comprises seven wards, one children’s reception and one outpatient department as well as one research unit.

Staff, 1 January2013:  377 employees: Physicians, nursing staff, secretaries, child carers, psychologists, social advisors, a child welfare coordinator, a physiotherapist and a food service manager.

Link to the Department’s pages on the University of Southern Denmark website 

Siden er sidst opdateret: 13-02-2014 af Odense Universitetshospital.