The most important maxim of our nursing philosophy is that we always treat our patients as whole persons, which of course means that we do not reduce them to clinical pictures or disease patterns. All of our nursing staff is committed to this principle. They work in shifts, 24 hours a day, and put the doctor's decisions into practice. They are the backbone of treatment and your contact persons during your stay.
Behind the scenes they run many errands and perform many tasks having to do with your treatment. They have also an open ear for your wishes and problems at any time. Please do not hesitate to talk to the nurses on the wards about your feelings and needs. However, please be patient if we cannot react to your wishes immediately – there might be another patient in more urgent need for help right then.
Behind all this there is a comprehensive nursing concept which is oriented towards the patient's needs and the furthering of the healing process. One of its pillars is, of course, our ample supply of further education and professional training. Thus, we offer an extensive programme of internal further education and have a training centre for anaesthesia and intensive care. Both are crucial elements for the furthering of competence and quality in occupational fields which have become very complex over the last years. St Vincenz's own nursing school provides a three-year training in nursing care and thus completes the spectrum of measures for continual quality improvement. However, here like elsewhere in our house technical qualifications are not the only focus – we always try to convey ethical values, too.