University Hospital Munster
About the hospital
University Hospital Munster (UKM) is one of the country's most successful providers of ultimate care. The principle of the hospital is to constantly improve existing knowledge and practical skills and develop new methods of diagnosis and treatment. The medical team regularly participates in international exchange programs, congresses and training events. The hospital contributes to the training of doctors and scientists, thus ensuring the continuous development of healthcare in Germany.
Every year, the university hospital treats over 62,000 inpatients and 550,000 outpatients. The hospital employs approximately 11,500 people, making it the largest employer in the region. The largest professional groups are represented by the medical and technical service of almost 1800 people and the entire nursing staff of more than 2000 employees. Currently, the hospital has 1,500 beds, more than 30 clinics, and numerous institutes and centres.
European and international specialized organizations certified most departments of the hospital. For example, the department of gynaecology and obstetrics is approved by UNICEF and WHO, while the oncology department is accredited by the DKG (German Cancer Society). One of the priority treatment areas at the Münster Clinic is stem cell transplantation, bone marrow and organ transplantation. University Hospital Munster is the first clinic in Germany where doctors use mechanical liver perfusion with oxygenated blood. Using this system gives doctors a unique opportunity to test the function of a donor organ before transplanting it into a recipient. Every year, doctors successfully perform over a hundred kidney transplants, one of the highest success rates in the country.
The medical team has exceptional experience treating the heart, nervous system, endocrine organs, and orthopaedic and trauma diseases. The hospital includes the departments of ophthalmology, otolaryngology, paediatrics, neurosurgery, as well as orthodontics and periodontics. The treatment spectrum at the University Hospital Munster is comprehensive, including prevention, diagnosis, therapy, psychological care and follow-up.
What is the main specialization of the clinic?
Thanks to the highly qualified staff and the best results, the most demanding are the treatment of oncological, autoimmune diseases, bone marrow or organ transplantation. All departments are equipped with high-tech, innovative equipment and interact interdisciplinary.
Can I have breast cancer treatment in the medical centre?
According to the "Focus" journal, the clinic offers some of the best breast cancer treatment methods and has a certified oncology department. Experienced doctors use modern, minimally invasive vacuum-aspiration biopsies, allowing painless and incision-free removal of tumours.
Is University Hospital Munster suitable for kidney and liver transplants?
The clinic has the most significant experience in kidney and liver transplantation with robotic surgery. Quique saturation technique of the donor organ with fresh blood to assess suitability allows for selecting the best organs for transplantation and discharging the patient two days after the surgery.
Do doctors use cell therapy in treatment?
Thanks to the rich experience, the robust cell therapy department offers a wide range for treating autoimmune diseases, diabetes and immunodeficiencies. Also, cooperation with the blood bank, immunohematology and transplant immunology laboratory ensures a fast start of therapy.
About the city
Munster is an independent city in the northern part of North Rhine-Westphalia and the capital of the local government of Munsterland. Münster is a multifaceted city. It is the city of science and education, the bicycle capital and the climate protection capital of Germany. The longtime regional capital of Westphalia is a young city, thanks to its 50,000 students.
Münster is full of history and full of stories. It is a city that has been a young heart for over 1200 years. High technology and traditional trade, baroque noble residences and modern architecture, the historic city centre and progressive urban development combine into a vibrant city where more than half of the inhabitants are under 30 years old. The city centre of Münster, the Old Town, is a great place to explore. Here, visitors to the city will find historical sights such as the cathedral and town hall, as well as lively shops and restaurants. Münster's nightlife combines vibrant student pubs and classic German breweries.
As the so-called 'desktop' of Westphalia, Münster is an essential place for coordinating the region's business, administration, science, culture and social life. Münster is known as a pioneer in environmental and climate protection - for example, in 2019, the city was awarded the German Sustainability Prize. The city is home to many higher education institutions, including the University of Münster and the University of Applied Sciences. Munster also attracts its success in the field of medicine. The University Hospital Munster serves more than half a million patients a year, which confirms the high professionalism of doctors and the effectiveness of treatment.
Munster is a fantastic place to live, work, study and research. It is a place where urban culture, municipal diversity and first-class rural recreation intersect and mutually reinforce each other. A rich cultural life, a variety of leisure activities and a beautiful park area surrounding the city add to the town's attractiveness. The city's students appreciate these benefits, and many remain even after graduation.