Coronavirus: Q&A on the situation at Hirslanden

The Hirslanden hospitals are well prepared to deal with the coronavirus. Thanks to a strict separation of patient flows for coronavirus and non-coronavirus patients, the risk of infection in the Hirslanden hospitals is extremely low.

What is the current situation in the Hirslanden hospitals?

What is the current situation in the Hirslanden hospitals?

All Hirslanden hospitals are in close contact with the cantonal authorities. By the end of January, all hospitals had already updated their pandemic plans and introduced appropriate measures. Accordingly, they are very well prepared concerning the processes for dealing with suspected and confirmed cases.

We generally orientate ourselves by the guidelines of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) and the cantonal health departments.

Like all hospitals in Switzerland – private as well as public – we were only permitted to carry out urgent surgery up to and including 26 April as specified in the regulations of the Federal Council. Since 27 April 2020, hospitals have been able to resume all surgical procedures, including non-urgent ones. Outpatient medical practices also reopened for business from 27 April.

Thanks to a strict separation of patient flows for coronavirus and non-coronavirus patients, the risk of infection in our hospitals is extremely low.

I have a doctor’s appointment, an examination, or surgery at a Hirslanden hospital. Will the scheduled appointment take place?

I have a doctor’s appointment, an examination, or surgery at a Hirslanden hospital. Will the scheduled appointment take place? 

If you do not hear anything from us, your appointment will take place as scheduled. We will contact you if any changes are made due to the current situation.

You as a patient are always safe from infection in our hospitals. Besides compliance with the hygiene standards and protective measures, the risk of infection in a Hirslanden hospital is also extremely low thanks to the strict separation of patient flows for coronavirus and non-coronavirus patients.

Are visitors still allowed into the hospitals?

Are visitors still allowed into the hospitals?

Due to the situation changing on an almost daily basis and the different cantonal regulations, please consult the respective hospital page for information on the current rules for your hospital. Thank you for your understanding. 

Behaviour in case of infection

Do you have...

If so, please do not visit the hospital.
Thank you for your understanding.