A total of 25,529 babies were born out of 24,969 births in Hamburg’s hospitals and birthplaces last year. Seven hospitals announced record figures. The Hamburg-Eppendorf University Clinic (UKE), the Albertinen-Hospital, the Helios Mariahilf Clinic, the Agaplesion Diakonieklinikum Hamburg, the Evangelist Amalie-Sieveking-Hospital, the Asklepios Clinic Wandsbek and the Bethesda Hospital Krankenhaus Bergedorf announced the highest figures in years. In 2017, three hospitals in Hamburg with over 3,000 births respectively led the way and lending even more weight to the city’s reputation as a centre of health.
“In 2017, hospitals and parents were delighted by the high birth rate. Seven hospitals in Hamburg have announced the highest number of births in years. That shows the continued great trust in Hamburg’s hospitals and birth assistance in the city. I’m delighted by the high rate of newborns and wish parents and their children all the best,” said Cornelia Prüfer-Storcks, Senator for Health. Similar to 2016, obstetrics at the Marienkrankenhaus Catholic Hospital announced the highest number of births in 2017 – at 3,790, followed by 3,613 at UKE and 3,171 at the Asklepios Clinic Altona.
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