Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf

Referral/Teaching Hospital | Hamburg, Germany

Hospital description

The Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) (University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf) was founded in 1889 as New General Hospital (NAK) in Hamburg-Eppendorf because a new hospital was needed to facilitate patient care in the hospital in St. Georg. The population was growing and Hamburg, as a city with an important international harbour, was exposed to epidemic diseases. Although heavily destroyed during the Second World War, it was immediately rebuilt and grew steadily over the years. Today the UKE consists of 13 centers with more than 80 clinics and institutes. Today, the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf is the largest among Hamburg’s hospitals with approximately 1,400 hospital beds. Each year the medical centre treats around 82,000 in-patients. Additionally, approximately 291,000 out-patients of which 122,000 emergency patients are treated. The UKE has more than 10,000 staff members.

Similar to most university hospitals, the UKE offers a complete range of treatment options for patients. At the same time, new ideas in research and new approaches for the diagnosis and therapy of diseases are applied. The range of medical care extends from overall diagnostic service to highly specialised and complex treatments necessary for uncommon diseases.


Hospital type Referral/Teaching Hospital
Local language German
Funding Status Unknown


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