Elisabeth Hospital Essen

Optimal care – individual treatment

Elisabeth Hospital Essen

Standort Krankenhaus


Klara-Kopp-Weg 1 | 45138 Essen

Krankenhaus Betten

Number of beds:



Year of founding:




ca. 1300


  • Acute and emergency medicine
  • General, visceral and trauma surgery
  • Anesthesia, Surgical Intensive Care Medicine and Pain Therapy
  • Diabetology
  • Gynecology
  • Vascular surgery and phlebology
  • Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology
  • Cardiology and Angiology
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Pediatrics and adolescent medicine
  • Renal and hypertensive diseases
  • Newborn and premature infants
  • Radiology

About the Elisabeth Hospital Essen

The Elisabeth Hospital Essen was founded as early as 1844 and, with its more than 175-year history, is the oldest hospital in the major city of North Rhine-Westphalia. As an acute care hospital, it employs around 1,300 staff and offers 513 beds. Since 2006, it has been part of the social, Catholic service and sponsoring company Contilia, which operates numerous other medical and care-related facilities in the region around Essen. In its self-image, the hospital sees itself as a link between medical-technical know-how and modern medical infrastructure. In addition to 13 specialist departments – for example in the fields of Diabetology, Vascular Surgery and Phlebology, as well as Kidney and High Pressure Diseases – the UMFST-UMCH Teaching Hospital also comprises seven centers. These include a Gynecologic Tumor Center, an Esophageal Disease Center and a Pediatric Neurologic Center. UMFST-UMCH students can thus expect a wide range of specialties and disciplines here for their clinical-practical training, which they complete starting in their 3rd year of study.


25. May 2022
New UMFST-UMCH Teaching Hospital – Elisabeth Hospital Essen
The Elisabeth Hospital Essen is the newest UMFST-UMCH Teaching Hospital. Thus, the network of teaching hospitals of the Hamburg campus has grown once again. The medical facility in Essen was founded as early as 1844 and, with a history of more than 175 years, is therefore the oldest hospital in the city. As an acute care facility, it employs around 1,300 staff and provides more than 500 beds. Since 2006,...

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