Aarhus University Hospital offers specialised treatment to citizens in the Central Denmark Region and other regions in Denmark. Aarhus University Hospital is the local hospital for citizens in Aarhus city and the island of Samso.

On 1 April 2011, the two somatic university hospitals in the city of Aarhus, Aarhus Sygehus and Skejby, merged into Aarhus University Hospital.

The merger was performed in preparation for The New University Hospital which would become one of the biggest hospitals in Denmark. The relocation of clinical and research departments took place from 2014 to 2019 and The New University Hospital will be fully operational in 2022.


The Board of Directors at Aarhus University Hospital consists of Chief Executive Officer Poul Blaabjerg, Chief Medical Officer Claus Thomsen. Chief Nursing Officer Susanne Lauth and Chief Medical Officer Michael Braüner Schmidt.

The Board of Directors has the overall responsibility for treatment and nursing care and the overall running of the hospital.