Viet Duc Hospital

Referral/Teaching Hospital | Hanoi, Vietnam

Hospital description

The Viet Duc Hospital, which literally translates as “Vietnam – Germany Hospital” (and also known as Viet Duc University Hospital) is over 100 years old, being founded in 1904 as part of the Indochina Medical College. The hospital has had many names since its inception, and has grown to accommodate over 500 beds for patients, with a suite of 18 surgeries that enable surgeons at the hospital to perform over 800 open-heart operations annually.

As the original founder of the hospital was a colonial French Governor (Msr. Paul Doumer), the hospital has developed, and maintains a good level of co-operation in exchange and training programmes with medical facilities in France, Germany, Australia and some other countries.

The hospital has recieved significant investment in its facilities over the last twenty years, including the installation, in 1998, of a Medicinal Laser Unit, which was established at Viet Duc to study and apply laser techniques in diagnosis and treatment of some diseases including cancer. In 2006, a further donation of equipment to the value of $160,000US was made by three bodies acting in partnership; the Hans Messer Foundation in a partnership with the East Meets West Foundation and Draeger. This equipment increased the hospital’s capacity for child surgery.


Hospital type Referral/Teaching Hospital
Local language Vietnamese, English
Funding Status Public


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