A unique service profile at the highest level of care: that is what the 22 departments at Bergmannsheil stand for. More than 80,000 patients per year receive outpatient and inpatient treatment covering the entire medical range. The central demand for quality patient care at Bergmannsheil is based on the guiding principle of occupational accident insurance: to heal and to help using all suitable means.
Bergmannsheil has been a leading institution in the care of patients suffering from accident injuries for more than 120 years. Founded for the treatment of injured miners, it was the world’s first trauma hospital and serves as a role model for the overall treatment of seriously injured patients. As an occupational accident hospital, its specialism is still the provision of special care to those suffering from spinal cord injuries, severe burns and severe cranio-cerebral injury, in addition to the surgical specialism, which is traumatology and plastic surgery.
As a hospital providing maximum care, Bergmannsheil also covers a wide range of top university medicine: internal medicine specialising in cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology and pneumology to neurology, cardiosurgery and radiology, anaesthesia, intensive care and pain relief. This makes Bergmannsheil an integral part of the entire medical care infrastructure in Bochum and the Ruhr area – and frequently further afield.
Both as an occupational accident hospital and as an acute hospital providing maximum care, Bergmannsheil benefits from its status as the university hospital of the Ruhr University of Bochum. Direct proximity to research and science enables treatments to be oriented towards the latest research findings, and clinical trials provide access to innovative therapies.
Prof. Dr. Thomas A. Schildhauer
Surgical Clinic and Polyclinic
Berufsgenossenschaftliches Universitätsklinikum Bergmannsheil