Operating 24/7 all year round, we attend to the needs of people with injuries and illnesses in all specialist disciplines. Specialists from the various clinical fields are on hand to provide treatment, assisted by committed nurses under the leadership of Sister Jana Förster. We use a standardised initial assessment system to look after our patients, which means that medical urgency determines the order of treatment. Longer waiting times are therefore unavoidable in individual cases. We ask for your understanding.
Patients are brought to us by emergency services, referred by their GPs, come on their own or accompanied by friends or family.
Patients who come to the A&E Unit on their own are requested to report to the front desk. Their necessary personal details will be noted, and an initial assessment of their symptoms is performed to determine the medical urgency.
A&E patients who are brought to us by emergency services are transferred directly to our staff (nurses, doctors), who attend to their needs.
Around 24,000 patients are treated in our A&E Unit each year. This is equivalent to approx. 65 patients per day. A large proportion of them are treated as outpatients, which means they are discharged to go home; approx. 8,000 to 10,000 are admitted as inpatients or receive intensive care. This may be due to illnesses or injuries in very different areas. For instances, many patients come to the A&E Unit suffering from cardiovascular complaints, impairments of consciousness or respiratory diseases, as well as from virtually every other field of clinical medicine.
The clinic is a certified regional trauma centre and therefore looks after a large number of severely injured patients.
Located directly in the A&E Unit are:
- 2 fully equipped shock rooms
- 1 computer tomography scanner (64 rows)
- 9 treatment and 1 ENT treatment room
- 1 plaster cast room
- 1 aseptic theatre
- 2-bed rooms
A modern day and night-time helicopter landing pad is located on the roof of House A. Patients can be placed in the elevator and brought directly to the A&E Unit for initial treatment.
Our specialist hospital has another computer tomography scanner and an MRI scanner. Stroke patients are attended to immediately by the specialists from our Stroke Unit. As a certified regional trauma centre, we are able to admit severely injured patients 24/7.