Offering advanced services at the lowest cost

Offering the best care at the lowest cost: this is clearly the vocation of a public service institution like the HUG. In the field of rehabilitation treatment, as was previously the case for acute somatic care, changes to framework conditions, especially new pricing structures, means that flat rates will have to phased out to make way for billing based on the service received and the actual resources consumed for each patient. To achieve this, substantial work needs to be carried out on data collection and information processing.

Wound care


Mission of the Wound Care Group

The HUG “wound healing" group was formed following a practical assessment of the prevalence of bedsores at the institution.

Quick preventive action has helped to reduce their impact, demonstrate the benefit of continuing education among care providers and maintain the resources deemed to be a priority.

Care providers and doctors from surgical and medical disciplines in the divisions most concerned are increasingly interested in the management of all chronic wounds, including diabetic wounds, ulcers and oncological wounds.

Wounds are the reason for many consultations and hospitalizations, and are also the consequence of prolonged hospital stays. It is a significant condition in terms of health costs.

The main objectives are simplification, standardization and optimization of care practices and of the use of existing products.

Group members work in collaboration with the pharmacy, the hospital divisons, office-based care providers and of course the patient.

Training for care providers and the patient is an objective that occupies a large part of the group's activity and helps to encourage prevention.

  • Care providers are trained via courses and workshops on various topics, established according to the needs of the departments.  An article summarizing a study conducted over several years to discover the impact of hematoma on individuals and various oral and poster presentations have continued to be published in 2012: "Une collaboration institutionnelle pour une démarche de soins innovante (FR)" - M-H. Tarteaut, N. Dalloux, A. Cheretakis, L. Toutous-Trellu - ISC, IRUS, HUG Dermatologist and Plastic Surgeon - and see publications.
  • There is also scientific interest since natural healing processes offer interesting fields of research.

Care research projects

The Care Directorate has established a research schedule to identify priorities for care research at HUG, and to coordinate and guide research activities in the field of care.
Six key areas have been defined:
  • the quality and safety of care
  • symptom management
  • therapeutic education and health behavior
  • innovative interventions
  • translation of good practice into care
  • organization and delivery of care.

Care programs

In order to make the care of patients as effective and comfortable as possible, care programs have been set up to address twelve health problems; they are mostly chronic.

avec Stéphanie Brousoz - Infirmière aux soins intensifs. Le personnel soignant des services de soins intensifs s'occupe de patients dont l’état est à ce point grave qu’ils ne peuvent être traités dans les autres services de l’hôpital.

Multidisciplinary health professionals


Mission of the Multidisciplinary Health Professionals website

The multidisciplinary health professionals (MHP) website presents health professionals other than doctors and nurses, working as part of multidisciplinary teams in the departments and divisions of HUG, based on the medical indication, in 25 healthcare fields.

For each of these professions, the site presents missions, training and research work, as well as a contact section.

Organizational chart

HES pathway
Care Directorate
HES pathway
Medical Directorate

Multidisciplinary health professionals are part of the  Care Directorate