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The University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, founded in 1889, is the largest hospital, as well as the largest employer of the Hanseatic City - with more than 14,000 employees, it unites 14 centers in more than 80 clinics, polyclinics and institutes. As a teaching hospital, the UKE (Universitaetsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf) also sets new standards in research and instruction, and collaborates with the University of Hamburg and the Hamburg Military Hospital.

  • Time Period

    since 2021

  • Services


  • Client

    University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf

COVID-19: A challenge for the healthcare industry

With the outbreak of the corona pandemic in Germany, the healthcare sector, most especially, became burdened like never before. The University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, as a medical institution, also became an important provider of support - in terms of research and care for Hamburg's residents - with regard to the prevention and healing of SARS-CoV-2.

A step in the direction of normalcy: COVID-19 test center

Over the course of 2021, with the rising number of tests and vaccinations, as well as the reliable tracking and tracing of contacts, the advancement of the pandemic slowed - so much so, that business at the clinic also began to experience, bit-by-bit, some normalcy again. In order to maintain this status quo and to be able to continue to make improvements in preventing SARS-CoV-2 virus infections, Medical Center management decided, in the spring, to set a public test center up on the site in partnership with the Order of St. John. Since then, HAKOH Health & Care has been supporting both teams in the areas of organization and staffing, as well as in equipping them with appropriate protective equipment in the form of medical masks, protective gowns, nitrile gloves and safety glasses.