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The University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

The University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

The University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden offers medical care at the highest level. As a maximum care hospital, it covers the entire spectrum of modern medicine. The University Hospital unites 26 clinics, six Institutes and 17 interdisciplinary Centers, which work closely together with the clinical and theoretical Institutes of the Faculty of Medicine. The spatial and technical equipment of the University Hospital is constantly being updated. Most recently, the new House 32 was commissioned at the end of 2018, which, in addition to the Surgical Emergency Department, houses 17 state-of-the-art operating theatres, an intensive care unit, interdisciplinary outpatient clinics and 132 beds distributed across four nursing wards.

With 1,410 beds and 201 places for the day-care treatment of patients, it is one of the largest hospitals in Saxony and at the same time the only maximum-care hospital in eastern Saxony. The catchment area extends from Görlitz to Glauchau, from Bad Brambach to Hoyerswerda.

Around 1,000 doctors cover the entire spectrum of modern medicine at Dresden University Hospital. 2,000 nurses and carers look after the well-being of patients.

In addition to its central purpose, the care of the sick, Dresden University Hospital also fulfils tasks of education, training and further education of medical staff as well as in the public health sector.

Since 1 July 1999 the University Hospital has been a public law institution of the Free State of Saxony. Decisions can therefore be made more quickly and directly on site. The organs of the University Hospital are the Supervisory Board and the Board of Directors.

Facts an Figures
Employees at the University Hospital
of which...
Medical service965
Nursing service2,166
Staff provided by the Faculty of Medicine at hospital facilities263
Trainees and students at the Carus Academy
Number of clinics26
Interdisciplinary centers17
Number of beds1,410
Inpatients per year (cases)55,877
Partial inpatients per year in total (cases)
of which...
Partial inpatients KHEntgG area6,964
Partial inpatients BPflV area854
Partial inpatient area Integrated care142
Total outpatients per year (cases)
of which...
Outpatients according to HSAV (cases)159,105
Institute/individual authorizations (cases)16,612
Stomatology/orthodontics cases (KZVS)24,244
Outpatient operations (cases)6,488
Out-of-hours emergencies (KVS) (number)19,920
Cytology (KVS) (number)7,606

 Status: Annual Report of the UKD 2020

Range of services

The University Hospital offers medical care at the highest level. As a maximum care hospital, it covers the entire spectrum of modern medicine.

In addition, Dresden University Hospital is a center for kidney and bone marrow transplants as well as a center for the highly specialized care of tumor patients.

The individual specialties - from ophthalmology to traumatology to nuclear medicine - are covered by 20 highly specialized Medical Departments. In addition, there are a number of medical Institutes and the Center for Dental, Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine.

The University Hospital works closely with the Heart Center Dresden, the Board of Trustees for Dialysis and Kidney Transplantation and the Tumor Center Dresden e.V..

Patients are treated and cared for at the University Hospital according to the latest modern medical standards. As a university hospital, it also offers good conditions for the care of patients with serious and rare diseases.

Mission Statement

Dresden University Hospital and the Faculty of Medicine form a joint institution. They are committed to excellence in high-performance medicine, medical research and teaching, and healthcare services for patients throughout the region.

Our goal is to be an internationally outstanding academic, medical center with strong charisma.

This is achieved with highly qualified, dedicated staff and excellence equipment.

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