RIGA EAST UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL was created by joining several medical institutions which used to operate independently of each other.
By following the guidelines of the State Health Care Structural Plan, on 1 August 2005 the SJSC “Rīgas Austrumu slmnīca” (Riga East Hospital) was founded by joining three independent hospitals – “Biķernieki”, “Latvian Oncology Centre” and “Linezers”.
On 1 April 2012, according to the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers, RIGA EAST UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL took over the functions related to the treatment of infectious diseases, and the Latvian Centre of Infectious Diseases and the Centre of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases started operating as a part of the hospital.
RIGA EAST UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL is a multi-field medical treatment institution in Latvia that provides extensive diagnostics and treatment to patients, as well as carries out scientific research work and develops innovations, ensures training of young specialists and organizes activities for public education and health improvement.
In separate clinics of the hospital, in-patient assistance is provided in the fields where it is unavailable in other in-patient medical treatment institutions of Latvia, for instance, in the field of microsurgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, bedsore treatment, toxicology and sepsis, polytrauma, burn and frost-bite treatment, rehabilitation of victims of the national socialist regime, infant surdology, stem cell transplantation, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS treatment, and stereotactic radiation therapy for oncology patients.
The hospital comprises five clinical centres - Gaiļezers, Oncology Centre of Latvia, Biķernieki, Latvian Centre of Infectious Diseases and Centre of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases, as well as Pathology Centre. The hospital employs 4 396 specialists. Every year the hospital provided health care services for more than 70 000 in-patients and 300 000 out-patients. Total number of hospital beds is over 2 000.