At the Vestfjörður Health Foundation's establishment in Patreksfjörður, the heart of the activity is in the southern area. All general health services are provided there for the residents of the combined municipality of Vesturbyggðar and Tálknafjörður district.

The nursing director at Patreksfjörður is Hrafnhildur Ólöf Ólafsdóttir.

Operations manager is Magnus Arnar Sveinbjörnsson

Nursing and Medical Department

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The Nursing and Medical Department has eleven nursing rooms and two hospital rooms. The head of the department is Árný Magnúsdóttir.

The health care center in Patreksfjörður provides a wide range of health care services. In addition to the services of a doctor and nurses, a midwife and other specialists from an establishment in Ísafjörður come to the healthcare facility.

Home care is provided by the health care facility. Home care is applied for through a primary care doctor.

School nursing is provided from health care to the schools in the area. The school nurse is Lilja Sigurðardóttir.

The hospital in Patreksfjörður. In the part of the building on the left, which was built in the years 1944–6, there is a nursing ward, hospital room, kitchen and various support rooms. In the newer section built in 1976–82 and to the right, the nursing home residents' dining room is on the top floor. On the main floor there is health care and in the basement rehabilitation, laundry room, chapel and more.

In the back view you can see the church tower and the elementary school, and behind that Vatneyri in the back view. The photo is taken from the top of an avalanche defense that runs along the slope.


The institute has a part-time physiotherapist who takes care of the nursing and medical department and health care. The physical therapist is Margrét Brynjólfsdóttir. She works with assistant physiotherapist Bjarnveig Guðbrandsdóttir, whose main role is to take care of activity and rehabilitation at Patreksfjörður's Nursing and Health Department.

The basement has facilities for outpatient services and a self-employed physiotherapist comes from Ísafjörður one to two weekends a month. Work is underway to improve this staffing. Physiotherapists who want to work, independently or under the umbrella of the organization, can contact Hrafnhildi.

Medical transportation

Ambulances for the area are carried out by ambulance workers on back shifts based in the premises of the Red Cross in Vatneyri.

Part of the ambulance crew in August 2021.

Mutual improvements

According to plan of the Ministry of Health on the development of nursing spaces from the fall of 2019, a complete renovation of the hospital is planned. Western settlement In the context of the construction, intends to build facilities for social work for senior citizens, as well as some other changes will be made to the hospital in connection with the construction. The aim is to hold an idea competition in 2022.

Updated May 30, 2024 (JEU)

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