The University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf - UKE) is one of the largest and the most modern hospitals in Europe and a leader in research and medical treatment. The University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf comprises more than 80 interdisciplinary collaborative clinics and institutes in 13 centers.
Founded in 1889 in a park, the hospital became a university medical center in 1934. In early 2009 we opened our new building, uniting tradition with state-of-the-art technology.
The focus of our activities is always the human being – and the promotion of top-class university medicine for the treatment of highly complex diseases in the areas of oncology, transplantation, heart diseases, systemic diseases of childhood, urology, and many other fields. Further more, the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf is home to the Martini-Klinik (Martini Clinic), the world’s leading clinic for the treatment of prostate cancer.
The hospital now has more than 13,500 employees and 1,700 beds. Each year, approximately 106,000 inpatients and 405,000 outpatients are treated, in addition to more than 128,000 emergencies. To ensure maximum privacy for our patients, the hospital has only 1- and 2-bed rooms. Modern and bright rooms provide a positive environment, and in our shopping arcade patients and their relatives find a mini-mart, a bank, post office, florist, a hairdresser and a beauty salon.
We also attend to the culinary wellbeing of our patients. In 2009, the Klinik Gastronomie Eppendorf (clinic catering) was named “caterer of the year.” Each day, patients choose from over 20 dishes. Religious and cultural dietary preferences are of course taken into consideration. Located on the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf grounds are various restaurants such as “Health Kitchen” and “Pizza Mia”.
Medical treatment, science and research at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf enjoy an excellent international reputation. For many years patients from all over the world have therefore been coming to the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf for medical treatment. The multilingual staff of the International Office coordinates all administrative, organizational and financial needs of these international patients.