Inselspital Bern, Neurosurgery and Neurology

Inpatient ward Neurosurgery and Neurology

For the development of the heart and vascular centre, the Inselspital’s master plan calls for deconstruction of the «Bettenhochhaus», or BHH (inpatient tower). The goal is to optimize operations in the BHH to accommodate the growth of individual departments and increase the comfort level for patients. Due to the temporary utilization of the BHH, it was crucial to weigh costs against benefits. On the L and M floors, the patient wards of the Neurosurgery and Neurology departments were converted and the project was completed with the floors changing places.

Measures include installation of new wet cells in some patient rooms, new nurse’s stations and various ancillary rooms, and targeted measures to improve patient comfort. The building services installations were completely replaced. The implementation was reduced from the planned eight to only four stages, which significantly decreased the total construction period and costs. The project was implemented under full operation.

Contact person Jürg Born
Client Insel Gruppe AG
Architect / General planner Itten+Brechbühl AG
Start of construction November 2013
Start of operation February 2015
Floor area 3100 m2
Construction volume 10 230 m3
Photos Sandra Stampfli, Bern