Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Steele

Essen, Germany

Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Therapy II

Klaus Friedrich Waschke

Prof. Dr. med.

Klaus Friedrich Waschke

Specialized in: anaesthesiology, physiology


The team of professionals of the Department of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Medicine and Pain Therapy II of the Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Steele supports You before, during and after the surgery as well as during Your stay in the Department of Multidisciplinary Intensive Care. The Department, headed by Prof. M.D. Klaus Friedrich Waschke, pays special attention to an individual approach to every patient. Most people feel certain fear before the surgery and required anaesthesia. The goal of the Department of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Medicine and Pain Therapy II of the Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Steele is to create the atmosphere, where You will feel comfortable. 

The Department of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Medicine and Pain Therapy II of the Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Steele, headed by Prof. M.D. Klaus Friedrich Waschke, pays particular attention to the effective and safe overcoming of pains before, and, especially, during and after the surgery. The 24 hour anaesthetic emergency, which maintains close cooperation with the surgical specialties of the Alfried Krupp Hospital, is at Your disposal for this purpose.  

The range of the provided services:

  • Anaesthesia
    • Sparing anaesthesia techniques, based on the modern directions
    • Modern concepts of nausea and vomiting preventive care
    • Modern temperature control of the patient
    • Measurement of the depth of anaesthesia
    • Regional anaesthesia technique under ultrasound guidance
    • Reduction of the required donated blood – autotransfusion 
    • Anaesthesia during delivery
  • Intensive medicine
    • Multidisciplinary surgical intensive medicine
    • Support and replacement of vital organ functions
    • Sparing and non-invasive artificial lung ventilation
    • Consultation services on the ethical issues
  • Emergency
    • Provision of ward at the admission and an internal emergency team 
    • Emergency station outside the hospital (Steele Emergency Station)
    • Team of resuscitation ambulance doctors of Essen fire emergency 
  • Pain therapy
    • Complex perioperative pain therapy
    • Outpatient and inpatient treatment of chronic pains (multimodal pain therapy) 

About hospital

With 2 campuses, 900 beds and the staff of 2,050 employees, the Alfried Krupp Hospital is the largest medical institution in Essen. As one of the leading emergency institutions in North Rhine-Westphalia, the Alfried Krupp Hospital provides a wide range of services and medical care of the highest quality. As the Academic Medical Institution of the University of Duisburg-Essen, the Hospital consists of 18 medical departments and 14 certified centers. 

The Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Steele is distinguished due to its highest professionalism, comprehensive approach to the treatment and interaction of various medical specialties. 


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.