Florence-Nightingale-Krankenhaus der Kaiserswerther Diakonie

District General Hospital | Düsseldorf, Germany

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The Florence-Nightingale-Hospital in Düsseldorf belongs to the protestant Kaiserswerther Diakonie and is located in the north of Düsseldorf. It derived its name from Florence Nightingale, who spent four months in Kaiserswerth in 1851 training as a sick nurse. The current hospital opened its doors in 1975, but its roots go back to 1836, when a temporary hospital opened at Kaiserswerther Markt in town and also to 1885, when Fronbergkrankenhaus was built. The German newsmagazine Focus ranked it as one of the top regional hospitals in its 2018 comparison of 1000 German hospitals.

The hospital has an affiliation with the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf 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, paediatrics and paediatric surgery, orthopaedics, plastic surgery and psychiatry.

Düsseldorf is the capital city of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the seventh lagest city in Germany. Düsseldorf is an international business and financial centre, renowned for its fashion and trade fairs. The city is also known for its academy of fine arts (Joseph Beuys, Emanuel Leutze, August Macke, Gerhard Richter, Sigmar Polke, and Andreas Gursky studied here), its pioneering influence on electronic/experimental music (Kraftwerk) and its Japanese community. On the river Rhine, Düsseldorf holds Rhenish Carnival celebrations every year in February / March.

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

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