The city has more than 20 hospitals, special ambulant services and day clinics with over 5000 beds. In addition, the specialised university hospitals comprise more than 30 clinical departments and 20 research institutions. About 2.700 practitioners and specialists work in Bonn in over 40 specialities. All in all, more than 12.900 persons are employed in medical institutions and the entire health service sector.
A great number of medical and social advice centres as well as the seats of numerous organisations and institutions of the health sector round out the offer. Besides the seat of the Federal Ministry of Health and Social Security, national as well as international health research centres have established themselves in Bonn, for instance the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices, the Central Authority of the Länder for Health Protection with regard to Medicinal Products and Medical Devices, or the European Centre for Environment and Health of the World Health Organisation.
Wellness and nature - these two notions are closely linked in the health region of Bonn. The landscape, the Siebengebirge hills, the valleys of the rivers Sieg and Ahr, the foothills of the Eifel and the Eifel mountains themselves, together with their cultural centre, the Federal City of Bonn, are the ideal ‘host’ for people looking for a healthy life style. Bonn offers a large range of varied hotels with an international standard welcoming international guests with the routine and experience of a capital city for half a century. The good cooperation between hospitals and hotels guarantees a perfect all around service in Bonn.
This concentrated competence has triggered a continuous flow of applications for the settlement of new health oriented institutions in Bonn. It is undoubtedly useful and compatible with the existing offer to create or to admit additional health institutions according to the market situation, i.e. in the medical fields where manifest gaps have to be closed. The "Amt für Wirtschaftsförderung”, the Business Promotion Service Center of the city in close cooperation with the municipal Health Service (Gesundheitsamt) are the responsible partners in this matter.