VAMED Rehabilitation Clinic Hattingen
About the hospital
VAMED Rehabilitation Clinic Hattingen has been providing rehabilitation services in the private sector since 1993. According to the research institute FactField, in cooperation with FOCUS magazine, the rehabilitation centre won the award in the field of neurology for the 7th time and was recognized as the best rehabilitation centre in Germany.
About 500 staff members work to ensure rapid recovery, maximum safety, and resolution of the most complex cases of restorative care. 210 places are in the building for adults and 60 pediatric beds. In addition, the clinic has an intensive care unit for early post-acute patients and a neuropsychiatric rehabilitation unit with a closed ward and guarded garden that is spatially and therapeutically integrated.
A multidisciplinary team of therapists, neuropsychologists, psychiatrists and nurses provides high-quality round-the-clock care. Supervision options include the full spectrum of neurosurgical and neurological intensive rehabilitation, including mechanical ventilation. Also, high-precision diagnostics are available thanks to X-ray, colour dopplerography of cerebral vessels and magnetic resonance imaging. With the help of bedside monitors, pulse, blood pressure and oxygen intake are monitored. In the specialized department of neuropsychiatric rehabilitation, patients with organic cerebral psychosyndromes of all degrees of severity are treated: especially severe states of disorientation and confusion, severe memory disorders and psychomotor restlessness. The most significant advantage and uniqueness of Hattingen VAMED Rehabilitation Clinic is robotic therapy: Erigo (to improve blood circulation and muscle function), Lokomat (to improve clarity, stability and speed of gait) and Andago (to reduce the risk of falling). In addition, Armeo Spring and Armeo Spring pediatric for arms training allow the brain to adapt through intensive, repetitive robotic exercises. Thus, thanks to numerous work simulators, the medical centre has the opportunity to receive patients with paralysis, after strokes and brain injuries, with multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease and cerebral palsy. The bed-exercise bike also restores the functions of the lower limbs, strengthens the lung functions, activates the metabolism and reduces such complications as bedsores caused by the lying position. Garden therapy is an integral part of the therapy concept in the rehabilitation centre of neurology, neurosurgery and neuropediatrics. Injured people returning to life after accidents or serious illnesses can feel a bit of nature again after weeks or months in clinics.
The rehabilitation centre of neurology, neurosurgery and neuropediatrics serves children, adolescents and adults at all stages of rehabilitation. Modern technologies and highly equipped departments contribute to faster restoration than similar clinics' average rate. Furthermore, thanks to continuous development and international recognition, the VAMED Rehabilitation Center in Hattingen accepts the most complex cases worldwide.
About the city
Hattingen was founded around 990 on the Ruhr River. The city has a well-preserved historic centre with numerous half-timbered houses. The population is almost 55,000 people. Saturated green areas and many entertainment zones have turned the town into an ideal place for urban recreation.
In the summer, there is an old town festival and the Culinary Market with live music and speciality restaurant dishes. Also, the Ruhr Valley is lovely to cyclists and walkers with its scenery and soothing atmosphere. Furthermore, in the valley are the Blankenstein, Isenburg and Haus Kemnad castles with the musical instrument collections of Hans and Hede Grumbt. The local historic architecture has been preserved thanks to residents who, out of respect for history, opposed total reconstruction.
The location between the Bergisch land, with its metal and the Helveg area, with its textile works, contributed to trade and the city's general development. Coal mining was essential in the 19th and 20th centuries. In 1787, the Rauendaler, the world's first railway for transporting coal, was put into operation. By now, the coal industry has declined, and the city's air and outskirts have been cleaned of dirt. The abundance of flora and fauna has contributed to the opening of the VAMED Rehabilitation Clinic Hattingen. The concept of resort recreation harmonizes with the rhythm of city life and the variety of local entertainment.
Hattingen's rapid development, respect for its history, the hospitality of the local population, and numerous museums and castles make it increasingly popular among German residents and foreign tourists.