Accommodating people with disabilities

In order to better accommodate patients with physical or mental disabilities, the HUG has put in place a special system for their care. It reduces waiting times and ensures a smooth and worry-free experience. It also aims to prepare the patient's arrival at the hospital via a dedicated telephone hotline, and a discussion with the carers or helpers of patients with disabilities.

Pulsations TV Mars 2017 - Handicap et soins. Une approche personnalisée aux HUG.
Quelque 5000 personnes à Genève vivent avec un retard mental. Aux Hôpitaux universitaires de Genève (HUG), elles sont accueillies et traitées avec un soin particulier.


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Some 5,000 people in Geneva live with mental retardation. At HUG, they are welcomed and treated with particular care.

In 2016, a contact disability physician was designated and specific training provided to 140 healthcare providers from the emergency and internal medicine departments.