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Werra-Meissner Clinic

Standort Krankenhaus


Elsa-Brändström-Str. 1 | 37269 Eschwege (Germany)

Krankenhaus Betten

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> 1.000

Klinikum Werra-Meißner


    • General and Visceral Surgery
    • Geriatric Medicine / Geriatrics
    • Anesthesia and Surgical Intensive Care Medicine
    • Gastroenterology
    • Obstetrics
    • Gynecology
    • Internal Medicine
    • Cardiology and Internal Intensive Care
    • Neurology
    • Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery
    • Pneumology, Respiratory and Sleep Medicine
    • Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
    • Radiology
    • Pain Therapy
    • Central Emergency Room


The Werra-Meissner Clinic is a municipal hospital in northern Hesse with two locations: Eschwege and Witzenhausen. Around 19,000 inpatients and 36,000 outpatients are treated here every year. With more than 1,000 employees, it provides basic and standard medical care in the Werra-Meissner region. The hospital site in Eschwege has 15 specialist departments – from General and Visceral Surgery, Cardiology and Internal Intensive Care Medicine to Pneumology, Respiratory and Sleep Medicine. Particularly noteworthy is the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, which provides psychiatric and psychotherapeutic care for the Werra-Meissner district’s population, with more than 100,000 inhabitants. In addition, two certified interdisciplinary centers belong to the hospital: an Obesity Center and a Vascular Center. The hospital’s range of services is supplemented by other treatment offerings – both for inpatients and outpatients. For example, the Werra-Meissner Clinic has a Urology and an ENT department as well as offers from the fields of Physiotherapy, Physical Medicine and Occupational Therapy. During their practical training in the clinic, the students therefore have the opportunity to gain an insight into various specialist departments and become familiar with medical practice.

In this video, we accompany UMFST-UMCH students in their 3rd year of study on a typical working day during their bedside training at the Werra-Meissner Clinic in Eschwege. In the process, they give us insights not only into practical activities such as operations, where they get to be hands-on themselves, but also into the apartments where they live during their clinical-practical training.


1. March 2021
New teaching hospital – Werra-Meissner Clinic becomes UMCH training facility
The Werra-Meissner Clinic is now cooperating with UMCH. As a practical training center for our medical students, the hospital offers a variety of opportunities to gain insight into everyday hospital life and initial practical experience. Around 55,000 patients are treated here each year – 19,000 of them as inpatients and 36,000 as outpatients. The hospital employs over 1,000 staff and, as a municipal hospital, provides standard and basic medical care...
11. March 2022
ReachHigher – Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. Peter Schott gives lecture on “Interventional Cardiology”
On March 10, 2022, an edition of the ReachHigher lecture series titled "Interventional Cardiology – Review of the Last Decades and Future Perspectives" was held in the lounge of the UMFST-UMCH campus in Hamburg. The speaker was Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. Peter Schott from the UMFST-UMCH Teaching Hospital in Eschwege, the Werra-Meissner Clinic. In his lecture, Dr. Schott, who serves as Medical Director as well as Chief Physician of Cardiology and...

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