University Hospital Bergmannsheil Bochum

Bochum, Germany
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University Hospital Bergmannsheil Bochum
University Hospital Bergmannsheil Bochum
University Hospital Bergmannsheil Bochum

About the hospital

The University Hospital Bergmannsheil Bochum is a tertiary teaching hospital in Bochum. Founded in 1890 as the first trauma clinic in the world, Bergmannsheil is today one of the most modern and highly effective professional associations of emergency clinics offering the highest level of care. The University Hospital is affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine of the Ruhr University in Bochum. Together they provide high-quality medical training and innovative research services for new and improved therapeutic approaches.

With over 680 beds, the University Hospital Bochum is one of Germany's largest and most efficient hospitals. The hospital offers the highest level of medical expertise. Every year, the medical team treats 85,000 patients from all over Germany and beyond across the entire spectrum of medicine and nursing. 23 clinics and specialized departments guarantee a highly specialized range of treatments and set standards in research and teaching. The hospital is also a significant employer. More than 2,000 full-time employees work in all departments of the university. In addition, more than 1,400 medical students are undergoing clinical training at the medical centre.

As a compulsory accident insurance medical institution, Bergmannscheil provides high-quality and comprehensive treatment for accident victims and patients of all degrees of severity - from emergency care to rehabilitation. The medical team treats people after accidents at work or with occupational diseases with specific therapeutic concepts and guides them through every step of their return to work and everyday life. Competent and experienced staff and modern infrastructure create conditions for optimal patient care. The medical team also participates in large research groups, whether in a national or international context. The main areas of clinical activity are the study of new biomaterials as bone or joint substitutes and the developing of innovative processes for obtaining tissues for skin replacement.

The core competence of the clinic includes the care of seriously injured people and people with multiple injuries, the surgery of complications and the treatment of people with spinal cord injuries, hand injuries, burns and traumatic brain injuries. The departments include visceral and plastic surgery, internal medicine, radiology and nuclear medicine, cardiac surgery, and neurology. The hospital offers comprehensive and interdisciplinary treatment concepts from a single source with a wide range of services.

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Founded in 1890
85,000 patients
680 beds available
N/A departments

What is the uniqueness of University Hospital Bergmannsheil Bochum?

The clinic uses the most modern treatment methods available only to leading medical institutions. For example, aminolevulinic acid for tumour visualization, intraoperative neuromonitoring, and a micro-Doppler device with a neuroendoscope make treating neurological disorders even more effective.

Should I choose a clinic for surgical interventions?

Minimally invasive "keyhole surgery" is the option for doctors at the medical centre. The surgical instruments and camera are inserted through only small skin incisions without severe trauma. The technique can remove organs or tumours or simultaneously carry out examinations and biopsies.

Will the medical centre help me with the paralysis of the limbs?

New microsurgical procedures for patients with limb paralysis, such as nerve transplantation or tendon reconstruction, are proposed to improve the quality of life. Rapid progress and the maximum possible return of limb function are ensured thanks to the experience of doctors and rich high-tech equipment.

Is help available for children with severe burns?

The team treats patients with burn injuries of all degrees of severity from all over Germany and abroad, regardless of age. Intensive medical interventions, skin grafting, artificial skin replacement procedures, or skin cultured from the patient's cells allow to close burn wounds and replace burned skin. 

About the city

Bochum is a modern European city, part of the Ruhr metropolitan area. Bochum is home to nine higher education institutions with over 60,000 students.

The main feature of the city is the culture in all its aspects. The Schauspielhaus Theatre, founded in 1919, is one of the most famous theatres in the country. The Bochumer Symphoniker Orchestra was founded in the same year and established itself as one of the best orchestras in Germany. Since 1988, Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Star Express" has been staged in Bochum, which has now attracted 10 million viewers, making it the most successful musical in the world. At the end of summer, the city houses the Bochum Total music festival, one of Europe's most significant musical events.

Citizens are proud of their RUB, the affectionate nickname of the Ruhr University Bochum. Opened in 1965, it was the first university in the Ruhr area and the first newly established university in West Germany. Today, RUB is one of the city's largest employers and is strengthening the local research sector. The university also owns major medical centres such as University Hospital Bergmannsheil, Catholic Clinic and University Hospital Knappschaftskrankenhaus.

Bochum is a beautiful city with an interesting history and an abundance of unique ancient monuments. One of the favourite places for walking among the guests of Bochum is the Bermuda Triangle. It is the name of a part of the historic quarter, which includes several picturesque pedestrian streets with many exciting things for tourists, including colourful souvenir shops and the best national restaurants in the city.

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