Economic Clusters Healthcare
When it comes to healthcare, Hamburg boasts research facilities, hospitals and networks of practices in a wide range of medical fields.
With an internationally renowned system of doctors and hospitals as well as a nearly unmatched density of medical practices, Hamburg is among Europe's leading cities in the healthcare industry. More than 160,000 people and counting work in Hamburg's healthcare sector. The metropolitan region includes a total of 79 hospitals, including many internationally-renowned specialists' clinics.
With so much expert knowledge gathered in this region, there is need for a governing body to further professional exchange and promote the city’s incentives. The Gesundheitswirtschaft Hamburg GmbH (GWHH) is responsible for managing the healthcare cluster. As a subsidiary to the city of Hamburg as well as the Chamber of Commerce, the initiative teamed up with the Gesundheitsmetropole Hamburg association in order to attract even more experts to the city.
The healthcare sector takes on an interdisciplinary approach (for example by working in cooperation with the life science sector) that maximizes potential for growth, employment and quality.