The Vienna General Hospital generally known as AKH, is the general hospital located in the heart of Vienna City, Austria. It is the tallest hospital building throughout the world and is also the city's university hospital, and at the same time, its the site of the Medical University of Vienna.
The Vienna General Hospital (AKH) is the biggest hospital which is made up of 5 clinical institutes, 26 hospitals, 42 specialized departments, 61 outpatient departments, 51 operating theaters, 7 postoperative wards, 21 ICU intensive care units, 2,200 beds and more than 8,800 members of staff working to satisfy patients from different parts of the world.
Different departments at AKH are listed below:
VIENNA CANCER CENTER
The Vienna Cancer Center is associated with other Austrian oncology hospitals in other to render high-quality assistance to patients, innovative drugs, and effective treatment plan. AKH Cancer Department is a top cancer center in the field of studying and treatment of cancer in Austria. Approx. 30,000 patients undergo treatment at the center.
CARDIAC SURGERY DEPARTMENT
Vienna General Hospital renders heart surgery to patients with any complexity in the innovative hybrid operating theatre. Surgical interventions are provided to both children and adults by specialist. Doctors at AKH make use of minimally-invasive methods to carry out surgical operations. The advantages of this method are to reduce complications and hasten a patient’s recovery. Unique methods of visualization are make used of amid a heart surgery: specialists control all their movements on the screen, get MRI and CT-images in real time.
ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION DEPARTMENT
The specialists working at AKH Transplantation Department performs transplants of the abdominal cavity organs, liver, kidneys, pancreas, small intestine. AKH doctors adopt the use of robotic Da Vinci systems in order to remove organs from living donors. This method has been used only in US hospitals before. 95% success rates have been recorded for kidney transplantation at AKH.
There are 4 operating theatres, 60 beds at AKH Neurosurgery Department. Every year, doctors working in neurosurgery departments at AKH carry out approximately 10,000 procedures. The Neurosurgery Department of Vienna Hospital in Austria is equipped with special microscopic techniques for the most accurate manipulation during surgery this makes it possible to protect the brain and spinal cord from injuries amid the operation. The Department focuses in removal of tumors, cardiovascular surgery, pediatric neurosurgery, etc.
Below are the list and number of staffs working at AKH:
•Medical staff: 1584
•Pharmacists, chemists, physicists, scientific staff: 198
•Health and nursing: 2643
•Medical, therapeutic and diagnostic health professions: 1012
•Paramedics, nursing assistance and assistance professions: 359
•Administrative and clerical staff: 1305
•Operating staff: 1199
•Other staff: 429
Where to Find General Vienna AKH
General Vienna AKH - Facilities
- Family accommodation
- Private rooms for patients
- TV in the room
- On-site pharmacy
- Emergency service
- Wireless access
- Medical records transfer
- Open weekends
- Public transport access
- Phone in the room
- Special dietary requests accepted