Since its foundation in 1769, Semmelweis University has paid special attention to the continuous development and expansion of its health care services. As a result, the University has grown into one of the largest health care institutions in Hungary today handling 2.5 million cases each year. It has nearly 40 departments distributed among the 4 main clinical centres (Inner Clinical Centre, Outer Clinical Centre, Városmajor Clinical Centre, Szent Rókus Clinical Centre).
Semmelweis University is one of the country’s largest patient care institutions, treating around 6.4% of the country’s inpatients and outpatients and 17% of the cases in Central-Hungary. In 2021, the University treated more than 162,000 cases of 87,000 inpatients and 2.7 million cases of 471,000 outpatients. There are currently 1,934 active inpatient beds and 360 chronic inpatient beds.
Semmelweis University’s patient care is carried out on the highest level and it has several departments catering for patients in critical condition. Cutting edge technology enables the establishment of the most accurate diagnosis, like in the case of organ transplantations and certain procedures are available only at the university.
Patient care at the university is an integral part of the education of medical and health care professionals, which is acknowledged worldwide.
The departments operating in the field of medical care are under the direct supervision and management of the Clinical Centre.