Universitätsklinikum Würzburg
Anstalt des öffentlichen Rechts
Josef-Schneider-Str. 2
D-97080 Würzburg
Phone: +49 931-201-0

24/08/2016: Knife attack in a regional train near Würzburg

Dear Media Representatives,


Regarding the act of violence in a regional train near Würzburg on Monday evening, July 18th, 2016, we would like to inform you about the current state of health of the patients treated at the University Hospital Würzburg (Wednesday, August 24th, 2016, 7 a.m.):


The University Hospital Würzburg currently hosts four victims of the terror act. The health condition of our current four inpatients from Hong Kong has generally significantly improved.

One patient will remain in an intensive care unit for the next several days. Acute threatening of life has relieved. Early rehabilitation is intended in this patient. A longer period of convalescence and rehabilitation is to be expected.

The families are in close contact with the patients and treating physicians, and receive comprehensive support by German and Chinese helpers. Specific psychological care is provided.


Please understand that we cannot provide any further information in order to protect the patients’ privacy rights.