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High-tech for burn injuries in the new USZ building SUED 2

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17. July 2019

In June 2019, the University Hospital of Zurich opened its doors to the newly built SUED 2 wing, thus opening the doors to one of the leading centres for burn injuries in Europe. In addition, the ward for stem and immune cell therapy, the endoscopy centre, the intensive care unit with a focus on traumatology and an outpatient clinic will move in.

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On an area the size of three football pitches, 320 medical, nursing, technical and therapeutic staff will examine and treat around 440 patients every day. The focus of the new building is on the burn victims.

Thanks to an ultra-modern infrastructure specifically designed for the treatment of seriously burned patients, the new centre is one of the leading of its kind in Europe. For example, the temperature and humidity of the patient rooms can be regulated individually; in order to prevent infections, the rooms are pressurised and contaminated material can be disposed of via a separate disposal corridor. In addition to the operating room, a high-tech bathtub is available to clean and disinfect patients’ wounds prior to surgery.

Friendly atmosphere & important castling areas
Comfort is a top priority in SUED 2. Not only patients benefit from plenty of daylight, a view of the park and other advantages such as biodynamic LED light. Employees also work in a friendly atmosphere thanks to warm colours and materials.

The commissioning of the new wing represents an important milestone with regard to the complete structural renewal of the USZ. Castling areas are available, which are absolutely necessary for further implementation.

Since 15 July 2019, the phased commissioning has been completed and SUED 2 has gone into normal operation.