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Medical activity

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This is the number of people cared for in 2016

If we consider the 60,000 hospitalisations and the one million outpatients treated, this represents 200,000 people – the vast majority of whom come from Geneva – who, in the space of a year, had one or more contacts with HUG for treatment.


Medical activities

The Geriatric Division undertakes the care of elderly people who need acute medical care, or who need rehabilitation with a geriatric approach.

It also carries out general and specialized geriatric consultations (continence, urinary, memory).

The Geriatric Division at the HUG Trois-Chêne Hospital has 146 beds, divided between 9 physical units, where care is provided following a patient-centered, multidisciplinary geriatric approach. 5 units carry out the general clinical remit of the Division, described above, and 2 units have specialist remits.



Mission of the Trois-Chêne Geriatric Division

The Trois-Chêne Geriatric Division develops clinical, teaching and research activities within the Department of Rehabilitation and Geriatrics.

The medical Head of Division and several senior doctors are specialists in internal medicine and also have an in-depth training in geriatrics.

The division undertakes the care and treatment of elderly patients who require acute geriatric care in a hospital setting. It also arranges the provision of complex rehabilitation care for elderly people. It has available specialist units for people suffering from acute medical problems associated with dementia or with psychiatric conditions, who need integrated care. Another unit specializes in dealing with falls and mobility, in collaboration with the Bone Diseases Division.

The division carries out general and specialized geriatric consultations, such as consultations on memory and urinary continence.