Paracelus Klinik, Center for Tumour Diagnostics and Therapy
ESMO Designated Centre of Integrated Oncology and Palliative Care
|Contact person||Prof. Dr. Stefan Fruehauf|
Am Natruper Holz 69
|Contact||Tel: +49-541-966-3040 - Oncocenter(at)pk-mx(dot)de|
|Web||Paracelus Klinik Osnabrück|
The Paracelsus-Klinik Osnabrueck was opened in 1970 in an attractive neighbourhood in Osnabrueck. The hospital is the nucleus of the Paracelsus-Kliniken Deutschland GmbH & Co. KGaA dar. The hospital is by design a Praxisklinik where treating physicians can easily bridge the gap between in and out patient treatment by the administrative form of a Medizinisches Versorgungszentrum, thus allowing optimal patient care.
- Palliative Care Patients are admitted to one of the two Medical Oncology/Radiation Oncology Wards, on the medical intermediate care ward or on the intensive care unit
- There is a total of 60 beds, all of which are shared among Medical Oncology/Radiation Oncology including Palliative Oncology beds. Additionally there are 4 medical intermediate care and 2 medical intensive care beds. There is a day care unit for ambulatory transfusion of blood components or ambulatory infusional chemotherapy with 12 seats and one day bed
- There are 3 qualified Medical Oncologists/Haematologists and 6 Radiation Oncologists on service, three of which are also board certified in Palliative Medicine
- The hospital offers a special palliative care room (Patientenwohnzimmer), a patient kitchen, a self service restaurant close to the lobby, one, two and three bed rooms with integrated bathrooms, an intensive care unit, three linear accelerators, afterloading, CT, PET/CT, MRT, nuclear medicine, in house laboratory, in house pharmacy, in house home care office
- Further services include haematology/oncology and radiation oncology outpatient clinics. Specialized nursing in oncology, palliative care, pain management, kinesthesia. In house physiotherapy department. Full time psycho-oncology support. Additional services by all confessional denominations. The hospital provides special outpatient clinics on nutrition in collaboration with the University Hospital Muenster. There is WLAN availability for patients in all rooms.
- The hospital is accredited as Onkologisches Zentrum of the Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Haematologie und Onkologie. For junior doctors the hospital provides training in basic internal medicine (1,5 years), haematology/oncology (full training period, 3 years) and radiation oncology (full training period 6 years).
Oncology-centred specialities include medical oncology/haematology with full treatment range including palliative care unit, leukaemia and stem cell transplantation unit. Radiation oncology, nuclear medicine, radiology, internal medicine/general&cardiology&pulmonology, general surgery, orthopaedic surgery, urology, ENT, ophthalmology, neurosurgery, neurology. Close collaboration with O&G and dermatology.
Palliative and supportive care
The medical palliative care service is provided by the oncologists, who have special training in palliative care. The service is supported by specially trained nurses, physiotherapists, aromatherapy, pain nurses, dieticians, medical psychology, two chaplains (catholic, protestant) and a palliative care patient manager. There is a 24/7 oncologic care and palliative care available for inpatients and for out patients via a hotline of the palliative care nursing service. There is a weekly interdisciplinary palliative oncology case conference (MOHNA).