Interdisciplinary Center for Palliative Medicine

Programs and services

Palliative care has the intention to improve quality of life in patients with advanced critical illness and ­limited life expectancy by abatement of pain and other symptoms as well as providing psycho-social, ­spiritual and medical support.

  • Patient’s care by a multiprofessional team consisting of physicians and nurses with palliative care education, psycho-oncologists, physiotherapists, social worker, hospice volunteer, pastors, music, art and breathing therapists
  • Palliative care ward with 10 single bedrooms, living room and accommodation for family members
  • Palliative care consulting team for patients in the different departments of the university clinic
  • Outpatient palliative care clinic for patients who are not treated in the hospital but are in need of palliative care counseling or symptom treatment
  • Consultation offers for outpatients and their families and for people in mourning

Cooperating institutions

  • Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCC) Mainfranken
  • Oncology Center Würzburg
  • Cooperation with Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Toronto
  • Center for Palliative Medicine of the Foundation Juliusspital (special focus: ambulant treatment)
  • Malteserhospizdienst Würzburg (voluntary hospice Service)



Prof. Dr. Michael Flentje

Medical director

Prof. Dr. Birgitt van Oorschot


Palliative service and admission


+49 931 201-28860



Ward for palliative medicine


+49 931 201-28861





Interdisciplinary Center for Palliative Medicine | Josef-Schneider-Straße 2 | 97080 Würzburg | Germany