We are happy to greet you at the Clinic of Braunschweig in Germany. As the Medical Director, I am pleased to present you information about our clinic.
Multidisciplinary Clinic of Braunschweig is one of the largest clinics in Germany that offers treatment almost in all the fields of medicine. In 2016 National Clinic of Braunschweig was ranked 41th among the hundred best clinics in Germany in the large clinical ranking by Focus magazine (with 1143 hospitals in total examined).
Totally, 16 subjects and diseases, such as breast cancer, cardiac surgery, radiation therapy or prostate cancer, were evaluated in the Focus ranking. The Clinic of Braunschweig is particularly prominent in the areas of prostate cancer and radiotherapy, as well as recommended for breast cancer, heart surgery and multiple sclerosis.
Our 19 clinics, 11 independent clinical departments and 6 institutes provide treatment, according to the highest standard in Germany, with more than 58,000 inpatients and around 150,000 outpatients every year.
Our philosophy is to focus on patients and improving their quality of life, and we do our best to deliver professional medical care and the newest technological advances.
With best regards,
Dr. Thomas Bartkiewicz
Germany is a country with a strong academic tradition in the field of medicine, which is, together with elaborated and well-funded health care system, gives unbeaten quality of medical treatment in Germany.
Life expectancy in Germany is rated among the highest in the world, while infant mortality, opposite, counts among the lowest. The citizens of the country have easy access to the high quality medical services, which is a norm but not a kind of elite opportunity.
In the Clinic of Braunschweig, we offer to our patients comprehensive service with possibility of accurate and quick diagnosing and complex treatment involving the best specialist in different areas.
Among the advantages of treatment in multidisciplinary treatment in Germany we could name:
Being professional, we do not only suggest to our patients one or another service, but we take total care of their health, and our final goal is complete recovery or, at least, significant improvement of patients’ life quality.
Here we face a dilemma. It is quite difficult to name the best among the medical spheres as there is no poor medical treatment in Germany, as well as in our clinic. To say that one field is the best means to neglect others that are also far above the average level. However, here we present you a list of services and treatments considered exclusively developed in Germany, please remember, it is not exhaustive:
All of those areas are present in the Clinic by specialized clinics and centers that interact, in difficult cases requiring cross-field diagnostics. Also, we would like to mention our Gynecology subdivisions, including surgery department, obstetrics clinic and cancer center, which is famous for breast cancer treatment.
As we mentioned already, the Clinic of Braunschweig is a whole cycle heath care facility that means we take care of you on every step of your medical journey including:
We understand the importance of every stage of this chain and focus on perfect interconnections between clinics and departments in order to speed up the processes and to provide proper storage of information as examination results, patient’s disease history, recommendations, etc. Our rehabilitation techniques include careful nursing, training for patients and informational support. When deciding on treatment we always take into consideration patient’s wishes and preferences and try to give the best treatment in Germany according to the according to the international quality standards. Choosing the Clinic of Braunschweig, you choose German quality and compassionate care with individual approach to every patient.
Being the clinic with maximum supply, the municipal large-scale hospitals are tailoring their care to the needs of all the patients. Their high professional interdisciplinary competence enables them to treat the most severe and rare diseases as well as multimorbid patients more competently, comprehensively and efficiently than the smaller houses.
Our special priority is treatment of patients with very complex and often unpredictable pathologies. As a rule, the treatment process of the severe diseases presupposes the above-average use of resources (the use of the most expensive drugs and medical technology, a complex interdisciplinary collaboration, enormous quantitative and qualitative staffing). The severe cases with incalculable outcomes are often not adequately illustrated by the respective case rates and thus need particular attention.
Today, with more then 1,428 beds the Clinic of Braunschweig is one of the most respected hospitals in Germany, offering maximum medical supply to patients from all over the world. With19 clinics, 10 independent clinical departments and 6 institutes, almost the entire range of medical areas is covered. Each year, over 58,000 patients are hospitalized and about 150,000 are treated on the outpatient basis.
Due to high patient numbers, the large municipal hospitals have access to the latest medical technology and participate in clinical research. In Germany, the basic research is performed primarily at the university clinics and non-university research institutions such as the Max Planck Institute.
The Hospital of Braunschweig City (Städtisches Klinikum Braunschweig) has been a non-profit GmbH since 2003 and one of the largest hospitals in Lower Saxony. It is Academic Teaching Hospital of the Hannover Medical School. In the three locations of the hospital around 56,000 inpatients and 100,000 outpatients are treated annually.
History of our hospital
The history of the hospital dates back to the 19th century. In the spring of 1891, the construction of a new hospital began in Celler Street, which was completed in 1895 and inaugurated on April 27. The patients from the "Ducal Hospital" have now been moved to the new building. The medical complex comprised in 1897 a total of 22 buildings in which all departments of the previous location at the Wendentor recording were. In 1903, the new municipal children's home gradually became the hospital Holwedestraße, which in 1927 offered a capacity to accommodate 304 patients. The current Holwede hospital was named after Benno von Holwede (1850-1924), who ran the then Municipal Care and Hospital from 1895 to 1924.
At the location of the hospital Salzdahlumer Straße was first a military hospital, which had been built on the grounds of the "large parade ground" for the Air Force of the National Socialist regime. The planning for this building complex began in 1936, it was completed in 1940. In 2010, there was an exhibition on the spot entitled "From the Air Force Hospital to the modern Klinikum Salzdahlumer Straße", which devoted itself to this issue. During the Second World War, the other two sites were each equipped with bunkers. The hospital on Celler Street received an air raid bunker that was equipped with all necessary facilities as an operational bunker. He lay between the buildings of the Surgical Clinic and the Women's Hospital. Both clinics were connected to the five-storey bunker via entrances to the individual floors. The bunker had about 1020 protection places (870 with lying possibility). In addition, there was an underground shelter and an infectious bunker.
As the fourth location, the Klinikum Gliesmaroder Straße belonged to the Städtisches Klinikum Braunschweig until 2011. It was the oldest part, which served as a garrison hospital in 1881/82. It was incorporated in 1991 as an independent medical clinic IV with the departments of geriatrics and rheumatology in the hospital.
Awards of Hospital
The Braunschweig Hospital is one of the largest employers in the Braunschweig region. It has developed and implemented its own new working time model, which makes it possible to dispense with on-call services in the best possible way. For this purpose, it was awarded by the Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs and the "Initiative for Employment" in the spring of 2008 with a prize in the nationwide competition "Designing employment".
Philipp Jungebluth, assistant physician at the Clinic for Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery of the Municipal Hospital Salzdahlumer Straße, was awarded the "Ernst-Derra-Preis" (named after Ernst) in 2014 by the German Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (DGTHG) Derra) for his work in the field of tissue preparation and cell therapy in diseases of the thorax. 
The Braunschweig City Hospital (Our Clinics) ranked number 46 among the hundred best clinics in Germany in 2015 in the clinical ranking of the Focus magazine (with a total of 1073 hospitals examined).