The hospital in Pforzheim is part of the HELIOS group of 112 hospitals, its 1,300 members of staff provide full medical care for around 24,000 in- and 67,000 out-patients every year. It is a modern hospital with 16 separate clinics and two medical institutes. The hospital has also an affiliation with the Ruprecht-Karls-University in Heidelberg and acts as a teaching hospital (Akademisches Lehrkrankenhaus) that will accept German students during their practical year (Praktisches Jahr). Places are available in internal medicine, surgery, anaesthetics, ophthalmology, gynaecology, neurology, paediatrics and urology.
The HELIOS hospital looks back at 140 years of history, which makes it the oldest in Pforzheim. It is located right at the banks of the river Enz, close to the centre of Pforzheim. Pforzheim itself is a town with a population of 120,000 and well know for its jewellery industry. Even to this day, 80% of Germany’s jewellery exports are manufactured in Pforzheim, which is why the city also carries the name Goldstadt (gold town).
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