Bremen-Mitte Clinic

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Bremen-Mitte Clinic
Sponsorship Gesundheit Nord gGmbH
place Bremen
state Bremen
Country Germany
Coordinates 53 ° 4 '30 "  N , 8 ° 50' 15"  E Coordinates: 53 ° 4 '30 "  N , 8 ° 50' 15"  E
Directorate Markus Funk, Daniela Wendorff
beds 854 (2014)
Employee 1579 (2014)
Annual budget € 188.87 million (sales) ( 2011 )
founding 1851
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The Bremen-Mitte Clinic is a hospital in Bremen . Like three other clinics ( Bremen-Nord , Bremen-Ost and Links der Weser ) it belongs to the Bremer Klinikverbund Gesundheit Nord gGmbH .


In Germany, the Bremen-Mitte Clinic is one of the largest general hospitals and is located in the eastern suburb of the Hulsberg district. A total of 966 beds were available. The clinic is the academic teaching hospital of the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen .

The Bremen-Mitte Clinic can be reached with trams 2, 3 and 10 and the bus lines 22 and 25 of the Bremer Straßenbahn AG as well as the VBN regional bus lines 730 and 740. The nearest stops are St.-Jürgen-Straße, Am Hulsberg, Friedrich- Karl-Strasse and the Bremen-Mitte Clinic.


Old clinic building at the corner of Bismarckstrasse and St.-Jürgen-Strasse
Old clinic building on St.-Jürgen-Straße, near Friesenstraße
Today's entrance area at St.-Jürgen-Strasse, corner of Feldstrasse

By resolution of the Bremen citizenship , a new hospital was built because the hospital built on Grossenstrasse in 1823 was no longer able to cope with major epidemics (1827 intermittent fever , 1834 cholera ).

The planning for the first building was carried out by construction director Alexander Schröder , who in March 1849 visited hospitals in Germany, France, Austria and Switzerland with the doctor Daniel Eduard Meyer. The foundation stone was laid on July 24, 1849, and the first patients moved in on August 7, 1851. The name St. Jürgen Hospital was derived from the medieval St. Jürgen inn . The street in front of the hospital was initially called Krankenstraße , but was renamed St. Jürgen-Straße in 1865 . The main building was initially called the “Great Hospital”, then the “Old Inner Clinic” and later also the old ENT and is a listed building. Today it houses a cafeteria and an integrated education center.

In 1855 Carl Anton Eduard Lorent (1809–1885) became medical director and in 1864 head of the hospital. From 1868 to 1896, Jean Paul Friedrich Scholz was the clinic director .

With the increase in the population in Bremen, the city hospital continued to grow in the following years. In 1870 a hospital barracks, a pathology with a chapel and a climatic spa for TB patients were added. In the course of time, other buildings were built, for example for rash diseases and obstetrics (up to 270 beds), a segregation house (smallpox house) with 29 beds as well as a residence for the directors, a wash house and stables.

In 1889/1890 a three-storey, clinkered main building was built for the surgery. This building was expanded in 1907/1908. It was placed under monument protection and now houses an eye clinic and urology.

The insane asylum with 62 beds was relocated to the countryside in Ellen (today's Bremen-Ost Clinic ) in 1904 . A women's clinic and an eye clinic were set up in the existing buildings. 1927–1929 the medical hospital was established , later called the "New Inner Clinic". This building is also a listed building.

In 1920 Otto Hess was appointed director of the Bremen hospital, who held this position until 1938. In 1928 the pediatrician Rudolf Hess received the position of a senior doctor in the children's department at the hospital. In 1934, Hess was fired on racial grounds.

From 1945 to 1955 Rudolf Hess was again head of the children's clinic, which in 1966 was named the Hess Children's Clinic in his honor .

In the 1980s, the clinic hit the headlines as a black money clinic . Administrative director Aribert Galla and a few helpers had made money from numerous businesses. In view of the size of 1,500 beds and an annual turnover of 200 million marks, this behavior had not been noticed for years. In addition, bribes had been paid by companies and overpriced purchases had been made. The damage, which had criminal consequences, amounted to several hundred thousand marks for individual persons.

Around 20 years later, scandals came to the public again: In connection with the formation of a clinic holding company “Gesundheit Nord”, damage of several million euros was incurred. Two clinics' managing directors were convicted.

A new children's clinic was built on Friedrich-Karl Strasse between 2000 and 2003. In 2007, the municipality of Bremen initially released the southern part of 6 hectares of the 19 hectare clinic site for other uses.

In autumn 2011 it became known that bacteria of the genus Klebsiella with antibiotic- resistant properties ( ESBL ) in the neonatology department of the clinic endangered the health of premature babies. Three infants had died of an unknown cause, and ten more had become ill. A crisis team from the Robert Koch Institute then examined the ward, and the clinic imposed a freeze on admission to the affected neonatal intensive care unit. The Bremen Public Prosecutor's Office started the investigation. After the station was completely renovated and converted, it was closed again on February 29, 2012. The managing director of the clinic and the hygiene officer were released from their duties. Just a few weeks after the reopening, several infants in the neonatal intensive care unit were infected with the same multi-resistant pathogens and two more infants died of infections.

Todays situation

There is an institute for Chinese medicine on the premises of the clinic , where patients have been treated by a German-Chinese team of doctors according to the principles of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) since 1999 .

In 2010 a certification process was completed in accordance with the Cooperation for Transparency and Quality in Health Care (KTQ). In April of the same year, a partially new building began on the clinic premises, initially with the hospital pharmacy.

An extensive new construction project is intended to replace numerous temporary buildings and shorten the distances between the various departments. The completion of the new clinic building should be completed in 2015. The total costs were estimated at around 230 million euros. The financing is partly provided by the sale of land. The size of the original hospital area between Am Schwarzen Meer, St.-Jürgen-Straße, Bismarckstraße and Friedrich-Karl-Straße will be reduced from 19.4 hectares to around 5.5 hectares.


  • Eye clinic
  • General, visceral and oncological surgery
  • Abdominal center
  • Vascular surgery
  • Anaesthesiology and special pain therapy
  • Intensive care and emergency medicine
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgery, plastic surgery and special pain therapy
  • Neurosurgery
  • Stroke Unit ( Stroke Unit )
  • Ear, nose and throat clinic, plastic surgery
  • Plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery
  • Trauma, reconstructive and orthopedic surgery
  • Central operating room
  • Interdisciplinary emergency competence center
  • Women's Clinic
  • Breast center
  • Dermatology clinic
  • Medical Clinic I
  • Medical Clinic II
  • Medical Clinic III
  • Professor Hess Children's Clinic
  • Clinic for Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Urology
  • Neonatology and Pediatric Intensive Care Medicine
  • ECMO
  • Social Pediatric Institute (Children's Center)
  • Radiological diagnostics and nuclear medicine
  • Competence Center for Bone Diseases
  • radiotherapy
  • Neuroradiology
  • Urological Clinic Transplant Center


  • General hygiene, hospital and environmental hygiene
  • Bremen Center for Laboratory Medicine GmbH
  • Clinical pharmacology
  • Center for Pathology
  • Forensic and traffic medicine
  • Central pharmacy
  • Clinical neuropathology

Performance data

  • Beds: 854 (2014)
  • Inpatients: 39,152 (2014)
  • Full-time employees: 1579 (2014)
  • Occupancy: 80.6% (2011)
  • Average length of stay: 5.4 days (2011)


  • Gerald Sammet: Georg's Hospital. A history of the central hospital Sankt-Jürgen-Straße. Temmen, Bremen 2001, ISBN 3-86108-668-9 .
  • Gerd Dammann: From hospital to health center. 1851 - 2001. A chronicle of more than 150 years. Central Hospital Sankt-Jürgen-Strasse , Bremen 2001.

Web links

Commons : Klinikum Bremen-Mitte  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Weser-Kurier of February 12, 2014, p. 9
  2. Weser-Kurier of February 12, 2014, p. 9
  3. ^ Herbert Black Forest : The Great Bremen Lexicon . Volume 1: A-K. 2nd, updated, revised and expanded edition. Edition Temmen, Bremen 2003, ISBN 3-86108-693-X , pp. 498-499.
  4. a b c Monument database of the LfD
  5. ^ Herbert Black Forest: The Great Bremen Lexicon. Edition Temmen, Bremen 2003, ISBN 3-86108-693-X .
  6. ^ The black money clinic . In: Der Spiegel . No. 39 , 1988 ( online ).
  7. Clinic director Tissen admits everything
  8. a b
  9. Archived copy ( Memento of the original dated November 3, 2011 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  10. ( Memento from March 2, 2012 in the Internet Archive )
  11. ^ Website of the Institute for Chinese Medicine
  12. Press release of the Bremen Senate of April 27, 2010
  13. Neubau Klinikum Bremen-Mitte
  14. May 4, 2010: The new clinic becomes visible
  15. Weser-Kurier of February 12, 2014, p. 9