Employer's Liability Insurance Association Ludwigshafen

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BG Clinic Ludwigshafen
place Ludwigshafen-Oggersheim
Coordinates 49 ° 29 ′ 8 ″  N , 8 ° 23 ′ 20 ″  E Coordinates: 49 ° 29 ′ 8 ″  N , 8 ° 23 ′ 20 ″  E
Care level Maximum care
beds 528
Employee over 1,000
areas of expertise Trauma surgery and orthopedics

Plastic hand surgery and reconstructive surgery for severe burn injuries center, professional association rehabilitation, healing process control for paraplegics and technical orthopedics, anesthesia, intensive medicine and pain therapy

Affiliation BG Kliniken - Clinic association of the statutory accident insurance
founding October 12, 1968
Website www.bgu-ludwigshafen.de
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Exterior view of the BG Clinic Ludwigshafen including the rehabilitation center
Outlook BG Klinik Ludwigshafen, tower 2 on the 9th floor

The BG Klinik Ludwigshafen is a professional association accident clinic in the Ludwigshafen district of Oggersheim . Ludwig-Guttmann-Strasse, on which the BG is located, was named after Sir Ludwig Guttmann OBE (born July 3, 1899 in Tost in Upper Silesia ; † March 18, 1980 ), a German neurosurgeon , who flew from the National Socialists In 1939 he laid the modern foundations for the treatment of paraplegics in England , where he also promoted sports for the disabled and founded the Paralympic Games .

The BG Klinik Ludwigshafen was opened on October 12, 1968 and is a regional center for burn diseases in the Rhine-Neckar area. The choice of location within the Rhine-Neckar region was made in connection with BASF for Ludwigshafen. The clinic currently has 528 beds. It takes a year around 300 inpatients with severe burns, and also has a supply contract for burns from the French Alsace . The clinic takes on tasks in teaching, research and advanced training at Heidelberg University in the areas of accident , hand , plastic and burn surgery . Since April 2017, the BG Klinik Ludwigshafen has had a microsurgical training center in which medical professionals can practice microsurgical operating techniques under professional supervision . In March 2014 the rehabilitation center of the Ludwigshafen Clinic was opened on the health campus, the house has 150 inpatient beds and 80 outpatient therapy places.

The BG Klinik Ludwigshafen has also been the base for the Christoph 5 rescue helicopter since November 1973, and in 2016 it took off for a total of 1,925 missions. A new helicopter hangar is currently being built and the old one is to be demolished.

Since 2016 the clinic has been part of the BG Kliniken group - the clinic association of statutory accident insurance gGmbH.

Prominent patients

Among the best-known patients were Niki Lauda , who was treated here after his serious accident at the Nürburgring on August 1, 1976, and Heinz-Harald Frentzen in 2005. Phan Thị Kim Phúc , a victim of the Vietnam War who became known worldwide through the media, became known in 1982 , operated here. On August 28, 1988, most of the injured in the Ramstein air show disaster were brought to the clinic's severely burned department. Nine of the 27 patients admitted at the time died.

Parameters (2016)

  • Number of inpatients: 13,399
  • Number of semi-inpatients: 101
  • Number of outpatients: 29539

Web links

Commons : BG-Unfallklinik Ludwigshafen  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. http://www.paralympic.org/TheIPC/HWA/HistoryoftheMovement
  2. Practice to operate - Mannheimer Morgen . ( Morgenweb.de [accessed October 26, 2017]).
  3. Metropolnews editorial team: Ludwigshafen: Christoph 5 started out in 1925 . In: www.Metropolnews.info . ( metropolnews.info [accessed October 26, 2017]).
  4. ^ BG Clinic Ludwigshafen. Retrieved October 26, 2017 .
  5. Structured quality report. Retrieved December 1, 2017 .