The „Rote Kreuz Krankenhaus“ (Red Cross Hospital) is a district general hospital in Wehlheiden- Kassel. On the 1st of January 2017 it merged with the DRK Klinik in Kaufungen, a specialised geriatric hospital. The new entity – DRK-Kliniken Nordhessen – is now the second largest hospital in the Kassel region and has 500 beds across its three locations. The Rote Kreuz Krankenhaus Kassel has around 700 members of staff, who treat and care for 12,000 in- and around 45,000 out-patients each year.
The hospital also has an affiliation with the Georg-August-Universität in Göttingen and acts as a teaching hospital (Akademisches Lehrkrankenhaus) that will accept German students during their practical year (Praktisches Jahr). Places are available in surgery, internal medicine and anaesthetics, dental, oral and maxillo-facial surgery, palliative medicine and orthopaedics. The Rote Kreuz Krankenhaus was also awarded the "MFT-Zert-Gütesiegel " a quality mark regarding the quality of practical year education (http://www.mft-zert.de/).
Kassel is a city located on the Fulda River in northern Hesse and has more than 200,000 inhabitants. The former capital of the state of Hesse-Kassel has many palaces and parks, including the Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Kassel is also known for the documenta exhibitions of contemporary art.
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