Regional secure psychiatric unit (Østmarka). Photo: The Parliamentary Ombud

Visit Report – St. Olavs hospital Regional secure psychiatric unit (Østmarka)

The National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) conducted a visit to St. Olav's Hospital, Regional secure psychiatric unit in Østmarka, from September 26th to 28th, 2022. The hospital was informed that the NPM was planning to conduct a visit during 2022, but the exact date for the visit was not known to the hospital.

RSA Østmarka moved into new premises on November 16th, 2021 and is located on the outskirts of a hospital area in Lade, Trondheim. The regional secure psychiatric unit consists of two inpatient wards, and the unit is located together with the local security unit and the national unit for involuntary care for persons with mental disabilities who have committed serious crimes. The NPM visited the two inpatient wards at the regional secure psychiatric unit.