Children's hospitals in Germany cover a broad range of specialisms including paediatric cardiology, oncology, allergology, skin conditions, pulmonology and obesity. Every year, numerous children from other European countries and from overseas are treated in Germany. A special service is available to ensure that younger patients and their parents, siblings and grandparents feel at home – even if home is far away.
Headed by Professor Girschick, the Vivantes Children's Hospital in Friedrichshain provides an extensive range of medical services, ranging from care for premature babies born at 25 weeks and vaccinations to treatment for irritable hip and butterfly rash.
The German Paediatric Heart Centre (DKHZ) in St. Augustin in Bonn is one of the largest centres in Germany for the treatment of congenital heart defects in patients of all ages – from foetuses to fully grown adults.
Alpenklinik Santa Maria, run by an Augsburg-based Catholic youth welfare organisation, specialises in paediatric allergology, skin problems (in particular neurodermatitis), pulmonology and obesity. The team comprises paediatricians, paediatric psychologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, medical technical assistants, paediatric nurses and tutors.