Emergency medicine in Switzerland encompasses preclinical emergency medicine outside hospitals and clinical emergency medicine in hospital.

Emergencies are defined as changes in the state of health due to illness and/or accident for which the patient himself or a third person judges immediate medical help necessary.

Clinical emergency medicine is practiced in hospital emergency departments and accident and emergency admissions. The services required of any emergency department must take into account the respective local conditions and, therefore, must be site specific; nevertheless, triage, emergency diagnostic investigations, emergency treatment and, if necessary, the transfer of the patient to a specialised institution all form part of the joint task of all emergency departments.

These tasks define the core area of emergency medicine and differentiate it from other medical specialties.

Why choose Hirslanden


Clinical emergency medicine is a key specialisation at Hirslanden, the largest private hospital group in Switzerland. Our clinical emergency medicine specialists are renowned for their expertise and many years of experience.


You can expect comfortable rooms and a modern infrastructure as well as the highest standards in medicine and care.


We will help you throughout your entire stay, organising additional services such as translators and interpreters, transport, and overnight hotel stays for you and your relatives, and addressing all your administrative questions.


A personal contact from the Hirslanden International team will take care of your needs from the time that you first contact us to arrange an appointment through to the end of your treatment.


Contact us – we are happy to help you!

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