The BG Klinikum Hamburg (BGKH), situated in the city’s Lohbrügge district, can perhaps best be described as a high-performance hospital with a reputation that extends beyond the boundaries of Hamburg. In line with its motto of “top-class medicine with a human face”, around 10,000 inpatients and 25,000 outpatients each year are provided with professional medical treatment here. They are cared for by a staff of some 2,000 who deliver the complex range of interdisciplinary services typical of an emergency hospital every day. The hospital is one of nine Employers’ Liability Insurance Association emergency hospitals in Germany. Its primary task is to provide acute care and rehabilitation to people who have experienced work or commuting accidents or suffer from occupational diseases. Being a supraregional trauma centre, it is known for providing excellent care to patients with serious injuries.