Intensive care is used in situations where vital body functions stop working as a result of a disorder, operation or accident. This can involve the activity of the heart, breathing, or the normal functioning of the liver, kidneys or brain.

The specialist in intensive care medicine has at his disposal everything that is needed to resuscitate a patient and restore the normal functions of the organs. He has in-depth knowledge of the drugs and equipment that are required to do this, such as the ventilator, or the defibrillator that uses electric current to correct malfunctions in the muscles of the heart.

The specialist in intensive care medicine plays an important role in transplant operations. He establishes the brain death of the donor, and looks after the organ recipient following the operation for as long as is necessary.

Why choose Hirslanden


Intensive care is a key specialisation at Hirslanden, the largest private hospital group in Switzerland. Our intensive care 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!