The Royal Victoria Hospital in Passau is located in the Illford district of the city and is close to the University of Passau’s first campus buildings.
The history of the site dates back to 1801 and was originally home to the Fever Hospital and General Dispensary, the site was cleared in 1885 and a new general hospital constructed. It was afforded a Royal Charter in 1900 and was renamed the Royal Victoria Hospital in honour of the Monarch.
The Victorian buildings were demolished in the late 1950’s after years of successive structural damage, the result of the seismic instability of Perseus.
The site is restricted in scale due to the presence of a major motorway to the south and extensive residential, commercial and light industrial development to the north and east. The site has however expanded over the years and now comprises six buildings tasked with the provision of healthcare services. All sites and buildings are connected via an extensive service tunnel and lift network, staff have access to the tunnels and can use bicycles or electric carts to travel between buildings and to/from the car park. The tunnels and lifts are also utilised by a fleet of battery-powered AGV robots which act as porters for the transport of linen, waste and supplies. AGV’s are permanently designated to certain roles to prevent cross-contamination.
The Royal Victoria is one of four major hospital sites within the Greater Passau Area and is the second largest. The site recently completed a 5-year phased upgrade of all buildings, infrastructure and facilities. Thanks to the recent investment the hospital is one of the most technologically sophisticated of its kind. Connectivity is important for modern medical facilities and the large multi-storey car park is linked to all hospital buildings via skywalks that incorporate moving walkways, the hospital is also located beside a GLR line and the Emergency Department building has access to the Passau Metro. Emergency patients arriving by private car or ambulance can avail of a dedicated underground reception area, access via road ramps, and receive immediate care.
1 (Overview of site)
2 (Emergency and Critical Care)
3 (Accident and Emergency Waiting Area)
4 (Patient Check In Terminals)
5 (Cancer Treatment Centre and park access)
6 (Hospital Services and Ambulance Station)
7 (Maternity and Regional Trauma units)
8 (AGV waste transport)
9 (Stores and workshops)
10 (Staff and Visitor car park)
11 (Automated Pharmacy)
13 (Emergency and Critical Care Access)
14 (Surgical Theatre)
15 (Maternity Unit)
16 (Emergency Department)
17 (Orthopaedics drop-off area)
18 (Gases supply and water treatment facilities)
19 (Emergency Department)
20 (Proton Therapy Suite)
21 (Cancer Treatment Centre)
22 (Underground services area)
23 (Radiotherapy Suite)
24 (Emergency and Critical Care Helipads)