St. Anna Hospital (Duisburg)

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Maltese Hospital St. Anna (Duisburg)

The St. Anna Hospital (Duisburg) in the Huckingen district is a hospital with approx. 340 beds and 500 employees and treats around 14,000 inpatients and 28,000 outpatients annually. The hospital is operated by Malteser Rhein-Ruhr gGmbH, a regional operating company of Malteser Germany.


The facilities of the hospital with a focus on tumor diseases, plastic-reconstructive and plastic-aesthetic surgery include:


As early as 1906, the idea of ​​an own hospital was discussed in Huckingen and the surrounding area. But it was only with the support of Count von Spee and his sister Countess Agnes that the construction of the hospital became possible. They provided a 5-acre property as well as a larger amount of money, subject to the condition that the hospital be built and operated by sisters from the mother house of the Cellitinnen , Kloster zur Heiligen Elisabeth in Cologne.

In March 1912, the plans for a hospital with 50 beds, all necessary ancillary facilities, operating rooms, lounges and utility rooms were presented. After approval by the regional president , the contracted building contractor Hollmann from Huckingen began construction work in the winter of 1912. The foundation stone was laid on April 6, 1913; it was opened on May 19, 1914. As agreed, the hospital was sponsored by the Order of the Cellites.

During the First World War , the St. Anna became a reserve hospital. In 1928 a new wing was inaugurated and the hospital was further enlarged in the 1930s. During World War II , on the night of May 21-22, 1944, the hospital was hit by a bomb and an aerial mine . 48 patients and employees died. The middle part of the building was destroyed. After the end of the war, St. Anna was rebuilt and in 1950 was one of the most modern hospitals in the country. In the decades up to the present day, various modernizations, extensions and extensions have followed continuously.

Due to ongoing concerns about the next generation, the Order of the Cellites handed over the sponsorship to the Order of Malta on January 1st, 1994 . Since then the hospital has been called the Maltese Hospital St. Anna . Despite the handover of the sponsorship, the Cellitinnen are still active in St. Anna today, especially in pastoral care.


The Medicoreha Welsink Academy , with its state-approved technical schools for physiotherapy and occupational therapy , conducts practical training for 450 trainees in the St. Anna Hospital.

Transport links

Immediately next to the hospital is the St. Anna-Krankenhaus underground station with the DVG / Rheinbahn line U 79 (Duisburg-Meiderich - Düsseldorf / Universität-Ost).


  • Malteser Rhein-Ruhr (publisher): Malteser Krankenhaus St. Anna, Festschrift for the 100th anniversary , Duisburg June 2014.
  • Wilhelm Bettecken, Sister M. Eugenia, N. Möllerfeld: The St. Anna Hospital , in: Bürgererverein Duisburg-Huckingen e. V. (Ed.): Huckinger Heimatbuch, Geschichte und Geschichte , Volume I, 2nd, extended edition, Duisburg 2009, pp. 186-219.
  • Johann Bremen: St. Anna Hospital, built 1913/14 , in: Bürgererverein Duisburg-Huckingen e. V. (Ed.): On the history of Huckingen - commemorative publication for the 30th anniversary of the Duisburg-Huckingen citizens' association. V. , Duisburg October 2002, pp. 34–35.
  • Robert Hasselmann: From scalpel to endoscope - change in surgery in a hundred years using the example of its development at the Huckingen hospital - , in: Bürgererverein Duisburg-Huckingen e. V. (Hrsg.): Huckinger Heimatbuch, history and stories , Volume II, Duisburg 1997, pp. 38–41.
  • Marita Jüngst: Cellites built the hospital . In: Rheinische Post , June 6, 2014.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Spee'sches Archiv Heltorf, P25,21.
  2. ^ Website of the medicoreha Welsink Academy

Coordinates: 51 ° 21 ′ 52.2 "  N , 6 ° 45 ′ 16.2"  E