Nursing team

The work of the nursing team stands for attentive care, empathy and compassion. We are highly professional and well trained, and treat all patients under our care with consideration and respect. Your needs and wishes are our first priority.

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We are ideal contact partners for patients and their relatives for all questions regarding nursing and care. We also speak English and other languages. We are highly experienced in dealing with other cultures.

Current findings from nursing research are implemented directly into practice and University Hospital Zurich's edge in the field is used to improve nursing care for all patients. Knowledge and expertise from the fields of medicine, nursing and therapy are combined to form collaborations which yield the maximum possible benefit for our patients.

Our nursing philosophy

Leading international magnet hospitals are our role models for professional nursing. Magnet hospitals are highly attractive to patients and nursing professionals and achieve the best patient results. They have no difficulty attracting and retaining nursing staff at the top of their profession. Compared to other hospitals, patients at these institutes are significantly more satisfied.

The professional nursing team at University Hospital Zurich is progressing towards magnet status step by step. For our nursing staff, that means being able to provide patients with the best possible care using state-of-the-art methods and achieving outstanding patient results. We're supported in this by an empowering management team that inspires us with regard to common values, goals and tasks.

Professional nursing requires structure and the right conditions. They form the foundation on which nursing professionals can give their best – to the benefit of all patients and in well-regulated collaboration with other professionals.

More about nursing at at UHZ in an interview with Professor Rebecca Spirig, Executive Director Nursing and Allied Health Care Professions (PDF, German)