Special Clinical Focus

  • Pulmonary function examination
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Allergy Diagnostic Testing
  • Anti-IgE treatment for severe asthma
  • Food challenges for diagnosis of food allergies
  • Specific immunotherapy for allergies

About us

The University Children's Hospital in Bochum, located in the heart of the Ruhr valley, is responsible for the allencompassing care of children and adolescents from the first day of life to their attaining adulthood. To this end, we have a casualty department, four pediatric wards, an interdisciplinary intensive care ward, and our neonatal intensive care ward, as part of the perinatal center.

The Clinic has 90 beds available in wards. Every year, it takes care of about 4,000 in-patients and approx. 25,000 outpatients. In addition to basic pediatric medical care,we focus principally on promoting the health of children and young people with more severe diseases.
In this respect, our attention is especially directed towards chronically sick children and young people, whom we treat and advise not only with our medical expertise, but also with a comprehensive team of therapists, psychologists and other professionals. These special focuses are represented in the different departments of the Pediatric Clinic:

  • Allergology/Pneumology/Immunology
  • Gastroenterology/Hepatology
  • Diabetology/Endocrinology
  • Neonatology/Intensive care
  • Neuropediatrics


Together with other clinics of Ruhr University, the Children's Hospital has recently founded the Allergy Center of the Ruhr (ACR) and is integrated in the Ruhr Valley Muscle Center. These are centers of expertise for the corresponding areas. The focus on pneumology is represented by the certified Center for Cystic Fibrosis/Mucoviscidosis.

As a clinic of the Ruhr University of Bochum, we are also responsible for lecturing and training in the professional subject of pediatrics and we actively participate in clinical and basic research in the different subspecialities of pediatrics.We make use of this current scientific know-how for the best possible care of our patients.

On the 25th November, 2005, the Children's Hospital celebrated its 80th anniversary. The Clinic has been directed by Prof. Dr. med. Eckard Hamelmann since April 2008.

Diagnostic Services

  • Allergy testing
  • Autologous serum skin tests (ASST) and physical tests for urticaria
  • EEG, ECG
  • Food allergen challenge
  • Forced expiration tests
  • Gastroscopy/Coloscopy
  • Immune deficiency diagnoses
  • Liver biopsy
  • Lung function diagnoses
  • Neurophysiology
  • Performance diagnoses (ergometry)
  • Rigid and flexible bronchoscopy
  • Sleep laboratory
  • Sweat test
  • Ultrasound

Therapeutic Services

  • Bronchial asthma
  • Bronchial obstruction
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD)
  • Celiac condition
  • Chronic inflammatory bowel diseases, gastritis
  • Congenital and acquired lung diseases (for instance, bronchiectasis, malformations, primary ciliaric dysfunction)
  • Food allergies
  • Functional breathing disorders (tic)
  • Gastro-esophageal, Reflux disease (GORD)
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Physiotherapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Specific immunotherapy
  • Stridor in infants
  • Training courses for anaphylaxis, asthma and atopic dermatitis
  • Treatment of allergic diseases
  • Vaccinations of allergic children

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

  • International patient service
  • Mother-baby units
  • Rooming-in
  • VIP ward
  • Kindergarten and school by arrangement with the regular school
  • Play room
  • Pastoral care and social work
  • Clinic clowns
  • Internet café
  • Nutrition counseling
Leading Medicine Guide

of selected experts in the specialist field Pediatric Allergology

Other services

  • Bronchial asthma
  • Severe allergic asthma
  • food allergies
  • Atopic dermatitis / neurodermitis
  • Immunodeficiency
  • Cystic fibrosis / mucoviscidosis

Directions

Airports near

  • Airport Düsseldorf184 kilometers – approx. 100 minutes
  • Airport Dortmund101 kilometers – approx. 54 minutes

Additional staff

Prof. Dr.med.
Manfred Ballmann

Senior Consultant in Charge
Head of the Pediatric Pneumology

Prof. Dr. med.
Thomas Lücke

Head of the Neuropediatrics Department

Prof. Dr. med.
Uwe Schauer

Senior Consultant
Head of the Immunology Department

PD Dr. med.
Anjona Schmidt-Choudhury

Head of the Gastro-Enterology Department

Dr. med.
Norbert Teig

Head of the Neonatology Department