Hospital zum Heiligen Geist Frankfurt

District General Hospital | Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Hospital description

The hospital is a general hospital providing care for the citizens of Frankfurt am Main. In 2010, 75 doctors (37 of which were specialists), 156 nurses and cares and 11 midwives were working here. The hospital treated nearly 9,900 in-patients and more than 16,300 out-patients that year. The hospital has an affiliation with the Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main and acts as a teaching hospital (Akademisches Lehrkrankenhaus) that will accept German students during their practical year (Praktisches Jahr). Places are available in anaesthetics, gynaecology, psychosomatics and radiology.

History
The Hospital zum Heiligen Geist is the oldest infirmary for the old and ill in Frankfurt am Main. It was first mentioned in the year 1267, then it was located at the Saalgasse and financed itself through the donations of wealthy citizens. It concentrated on the care of the poor, but later on also accepted wealthy citizens. Since the 17th century only people of lower income were accepted though and wealthier patients could only receive care in their own homes. This lead to the foundation of the Bürgerspital by Johann Christan Senckenberg, which allowed wealthier citizens to receive hospital care outside their own homes. In 1835 work on the new buildings for the Hospital zum Heiligen Geist started in the Langen Straße and the old premises were demolished. The then new hospital was regarded as one of the most modern in all of Germany.

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Hospital type District General Hospital
Local language German
Funding Status NGO/Charity

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