Cologne is one of Europe’s leading medical centres. The health sector in Cologne stands out with a high level of expertise and top-rate cutting edge medicine. The medical fraternity in Cologne is made up of renowned medical experts at the cutting edge of their profession. Many of them have trained abroad and are members of national and international societies, chambers and research communities in their various disciplines. Similarly, the therapeutic, nursing and other skilled staff are trained and qualified on the highest scientific level. The profile structure in Cologne consists of 20 hospitals, clinics and highly specialized day and specialist clinics with more than 7,100 beds. The more than 2,200 doctors and 10,000 therapeutic, nursing and other skilled staff offer a wide range of experience, treating more than 300,000 patients every year from Germany and all over the world, on a residential and out-patient basis. The various hospitals and clinics work together in close cooperation. Specialists in various disciplines join together in advising the patient on the best possible treatment in each specific case; it goes without saying that this can also take place in the presence of an interpreter or doctor from the foreign patient’s home country.
Cologne – City of Healthcare Expertise in the Heart of Europe
Service for foreign patients
Ten years ago the Cologne Tourist Board together with the leading medical institutions of the city founded the network Health Cologne. It provides foreign patients with optimum advice and the highest standard of care to ensure the best possible medical treatment in Cologne. Patients can choose if the prefer to use the support of partnering patient managers like Medcologne and De Kang German Health Services or if they prefer contacting doctors and hospitals on their own with the support of the Cologne Tourist Board. Services can be book as package or on an individual, modular basis. It extends from hotel reservations, transport, „meet and greet“ with airport transfer, transport from the hotel to the doctor and hospital, interpreter service, excursions and organizing the complete leisure program for those accompanying the patient.
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