Since 2015 the seafarers outpatient department belongs to Groß-Sand Hospital its very own and department.
Dr. Jan-Gerd Hagelstein, Head of department, and his team fulfill a variety of all terms of maritime medicine and are specialized for medical care of Seafarers arriving in the port of Hamburg – in Groß-Sand hospital as well as on board the ships.
With the outpatient clinic for seafarers Groß-Sand is not only the hospital of Wilhelmsburg, but claims to be well known as the port hospital of Hamburg. If sickened Seafarers are being treated in the hospital the outpatient clinic for seafarers will help with their specialized know-how in terms of circumstances at sea or in port and stay in close exchange with the doctors and nurses in the hospital – just as the idea of the port hospital.
As a trained ship broker and former medical officer German navy Dr. Jan-Gerd Hagelstein knows: when it comes to medical care of sickened seafarers time is all that matters – every delay is going to be a problem for shipping companies.
Therefore, the team of the outpatient clinic does not only give advice in medical questions. Dr. Hagelstein is also helping to get in touch with shipping agencies, transport services and the “Deutsche Seemannsmission“.
Beneath sickened Seafarers the outpatient clinic also welcomes “landlubbers. It is one of a few yellow fever vaccination centers in Hamburg and provides you with several vaccinations when traveling abroad. You should be vaccinated against yellow fever if you are planning on traveling into a yellow fever region. This is not only for those countries who need a certification of your vaccination recommended. The risk of an infection with yellow fever is also given if you are traveling to countries next to a yellow fever region.
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