University Hospital Augsburg

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University Hospital Augsburg
Sponsorship Free State of Bavaria
place augsburg
state Bavaria
Country Germany
Coordinates 48 ° 23 '9 "  N , 10 ° 50' 15"  E Coordinates: 48 ° 23 '9 "  N , 10 ° 50' 15"  E
chairman of the board Michael Beyer
Care level Maximum care
beds 1,741
Employee 5,299 (December 2011)
including doctors 762
founding 1859 (main hospital)
1982 (central hospital )
2019 (university hospital)
Main entrance to the clinic

The University of Augsburg Hospital is the only hospital of maximum care in Bavarian Swabia and with about 1,750 beds one of the largest hospitals in Germany.

Key figures

5,299 employees work at Augsburg University Hospital, including 762 in the medical service and 1,463 nursing staff. This makes the hospital one of the largest employers in the Bavarian Swabia administrative region and, with a total of 4,158 female employees, the largest employer for women in Bavarian Swabia.

The university clinic comprises 25 clinics and institutes that cover all areas of medical care. Together with the Children's Hospital Augsburg with the Mother-Child Center Swabia and the Augsburg South Hospital , the University Hospital currently has 1,741 beds . In 2011 (2010) 1,484 (1,519) children were born here, making the hospital the second largest number of deliveries in Augsburg after the Josefinum .

In its role as a university clinic, the hospital has been training students at the University of Augsburg's medical faculty since January 1, 2019 . Until then it was an academic teaching hospital of the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich . In the clinic ranking of the magazine Focus , the Augsburg clinic was the only hospital that was not a university clinic to achieve one of the top 20 places several times.


former logo until 2000
former logo until 2018

In 1852, the red tanner Georg Henle bequeathed 100,000 guilders to his hometown Augsburg on the condition that they would be used by the Sisters of Mercy for the care of the Catholic sick . Despite concerns about a threat to religious peace, the money was used to build what was then the main hospital in Jakober Vorstadt and put it into operation in 1859. It was only given up in 1982 after moving to the central hospital.

But already at the beginning of the 20th century, the number of beds was nowhere near enough and the city council thought about a new building in the western area of ​​the inner city. To the west of Pfersee, the land for a new hospital building had already been acquired by the end of the 1920s, and the planning was well advanced. However, the massive rearmament policy of National Socialism provided for the erection of a barracks bar at this point. Only when the number of hospital beds was absolutely insufficient after the end of the Second World War , thanks to the courtesy of the American military government at the time, could the western hospital be set up in parts of the former Arras barracks . The East Hospital was built in the former Schiller School in Lechhausen . While mainly war casualties and patients with contagious infections were treated there, the internal clinics and the dermatology clinic were located in the West Hospital.

In July 1958, the Augsburg city council decided to build a central hospital facility on the Kobelfeld site. As early as December 1965, today's clinic for children and adolescents was inaugurated as the first construction phase. In 1969, the city and district signed the statutes for the formation of the Augsburg Hospital Association . His first major task was the construction of the central clinic with space for 1,600 beds in 24 clinics and institutes, the outpatient departments, an emergency room, the supply and technology area as well as the administration. The total costs for land acquisition, development, construction costs, medical and technical facilities amounted to 660 million marks. On April 17, 1982, Dermatology was the first clinic to move into the Central Clinic.

Since January 1, 2000, the operation of the clinics and institutes has changed to the legal form of an independent municipal company .

University Hospital

West view of the clinic

The Augsburg Clinic was designed as a university clinic when it was built, but a medical faculty was not established at the Augsburg University . In a government declaration at the end of 2013, the Bavarian Prime Minister Horst Seehofer promised to convert the Augsburg Clinic into a university clinic by 2018 and to set up a medical faculty at the university. For this purpose, the clinic must be transferred to state sponsorship and a medical campus built. In the summer of 2016, the Science Council approved the new human medicine course from the winter semester 2019/20, which is designed as a reform course and is to be based on "medical roles and their competencies". The Augsburg Clinic was therefore transferred to the sponsorship of the Free State of Bavaria on January 1, 2019.


The Augsburg Clinic was operated until December 31, 2018 together with the neighboring Augsburg Children's Clinic - Mother and Child Center Swabia and the Augsburg Süd Clinic (the former "Haunstetten Hospital") in the legal form of an independent municipal company. For this purpose, the city and the district of Augsburg have come together in the "Hospital Purpose Association Augsburg" and serve as the sponsors of the hospital. On January 1, 2019, the sponsorship of what is now the Augsburg University Hospital has been transferred to the Free State of Bavaria

Air rescue station with rescue helicopter

The hangar and landing platform can be seen on the roof

The highest air rescue station in Germany is located on the roof of the hospital , which was completed in November 2013 after a planning phase lasting several years and an eleven month construction phase. At a height of 58 meters, there is a 1,300 square meter landing platform with space for two rescue helicopters, a hangar and a refueling system. ADAC Luftrettung GmbH was awarded the contract to operate the Christoph 40 rescue helicopter . The rescue helicopter Christoph 40 has been stationed there since January 2014 . The rescue service personnel are provided by the Augsburg city association of the Bavarian Red Cross , the pilots by ADAC air rescue. The emergency doctors come from the medical staff of the clinic. Christoph 40 covers an operational radius of 60 kilometers around the Augsburg Clinic and is available from sunrise to half an hour after sunset. The alarm is issued via the integrated control center of the Augsburg professional fire service .


The clinic is located in the district of Kriegshaber on the western outskirts and can be reached quickly via the federal roads 17 and 300 .

Right next door is the Augsburg children's clinic with the Swabian mother and child center and the Augsburg district hospital , a clinic for psychiatry , psychotherapy and psychosomatic medicine .

Local public transport

From the Uniklinik BKH stop in front of the house, the hospital can be reached by tram line 2 and city bus line 32 of the AVG as well as the AVV regional bus line 512. The regional bus lines 500 and 501 also stop in front of the children's clinic.

A chargeable car park managed by APCOA is available for visitors arriving by car.

Web links

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

Individual evidence

  1. Klinikum Augsburg: About us
  2. Press release from the clinic
  3. ^ Government declaration by Joachim Herrmann, on February 13, 2014 in the Bavarian State Parliament ( Memento from October 13, 2014 in the Internet Archive )
  4. ^ ER: New location in Augsburg . Deutsches Ärzteblatt 2016, Volume 113, Issue 29–30 of July 25, 2016, Page A1361
  5. ^ Eva Richter-Kuhlmann: A medical faculty is being created Deutsches Ärzteblatt 2018, Volume 115, Issue 18 of May 4, 2018, Pages A860-A864
  8. ^ Augsburger Allgemeine: Augsburg's highest construction site. Article in the issue for the Augsburg district of March 27, 2013, p. 37.
  9. - Fascination Air Rescue: Christoph 40 , accessed on July 23, 2014.
  10. - Fascination air rescue: Augsburg's RTH "Christoph 4" has been flying since today , accessed on July 23, 2014.