Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Ruettenscheid

Essen, Germany

Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Therapy I

Klaus Friedrich Waschke

Prof. Dr. med.

Klaus Friedrich Waschke

Specialized in: anesthesiology, physiology

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The highly qualified staff of the Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Therapy I at the Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen attends to you before, during and after surgery and in the interdisciplinary intensive care unit, which is organized and managed by the staff. The department, headed by Prof. Dr. med.  Klaus Friedrich Waschke, places particular emphasis on personal attention to the patient. Most people are more or less afraid of surgery and the anaesthesia it requires. It’s the goal of the Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Therapy I at the Alfried Krupp Krankenhaus in Essen-Rüttenscheid to create an atmosphere in which you feel comfortable and where you and your worries are taken seriously.

A special emphasis within the framework of the Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Therapy I at the Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen, under the direction of Prof. Dr. med.  Klaus Friedrich Waschke, is the effective and low-risk pain alleviation pre- and, especially, during and post-surgery. To this end the acute pain service is available to you 24 hours a day in close cooperation with the surgical disciplines at the department.

Range of services:

  • Anaesthetics
    • Modern general and regional anaesthetics procedures
    • Modern concepts for prevention of nausea and vomiting
    • Modern heat management
    • Measurement of anaesthetic depth
    • Ultrasound guided regional anaesthetic treatment
    • Donor blood saving measures – auto transfusion
    • Obstetric anaesthetics
  • Intensive Medicine
    • Interdisciplinary intensive medicine
    • Replacement and support of the function of vital organs
    • Lung-protective and non-invasive ventilation
    • Ethics advisory services
  • Emergency Medical services
    • Emergency room and in-hospital emergency team
    • Out-of-hospital emergency care (emergency station in Steele)
    • Mobile intensive care unit of the Essen Fire Brigade
  • Pain therapy
    • Comprehensive perioperative acute pain therapy
    • Inpatient and outpatient treatment of chronic pains (multimodal treatment of pain)

About hospital

With 900 beds and approximately 2,050 employees in two branches, the Alfried Krupp Hospital is one of the larger hospital institutions in Essen. As one of the leading providers of acute care in North Rhine-Westphalia, the Alfried Krupp Hospital with its wide range of services and high-quality medical care is an important institution beyond the borders of the region. As an academic educational institution of the University of Duisburg-Essen, it consists of 18 medical clinics as well as 14 certified centers.

The Alfried Krupp Krankenhaus in Essen-Rüttenscheid is known by its highest professionalism and complex thinking and dealing across different disciplines.

Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

Further details

Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.