Department of Hematology and Oncology, University Hospital Regensburg

ESMO Designated Centre of Integrated Oncology and Palliative Care

Contact person Dr. med. Michael Rechenmacher
Address Franz-Josef-Strauss-Allee 11
D-93052 Regensburg
Country

Germany

Contact Tel: +49 941 9445569 -
Web University Hospital Regensburg
Department of hematology and medical oncology, University Hospital Regensburg, Germany

History

The University Hospital Regensburg opened in 1992 and is the only tertiary health care provider in Eastern Bavaria, a region with about 2 Million inhabitants. The main duties are patient care, research and teaching.

Profile   

  • 835 beds
  • 3500 highly qualified members of staff
  • 37 institutions, departments and clinical-theoretical institutes
  • More than 30.000 inpatients / 110.000 outpatients per year

Specialities

The department of Haematology/Medical oncology has two wards with: a) a special unit for high dose chemotherapy and stem cell transplantation. b) a ward for patients, who receive more intense tumour-specific therapies or suffer from complications and c) Day care unit with 9 seats/beds for less intense tumour-specific therapies, interventions like bone marrow puncture and transfusion of blood products.

More than 150 autologous and allogeneic stem cell transplantations are performed every year. The outpatient clinic administers over 3000 ambulant chemotherapies.

In 2001 psycho-oncology care with 3 psychologists was established, followed in 2005 by a child centred counselling for parents with cancer and their children.

Palliative and supportive care

The consultation service takes care of all palliative patients at the hospital that need it with a multi-professional team. Additionally since 2007 the department of haematology/medical oncology has a palliative care team for all patients of Regensburg University Hospital, who suffer from a life limiting disease with considerable symptom burden. The team also provides 24 hour home care for palliative care patients within a reach of about 25 kilometres around the university hospital.