Coimbra University Hospital (CHUC)

Address Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra
Praceta Prof. Mota Pinto, 3004-561
Coimbra, Portugal
Platforms Biomarkers, Imaging & Tracing

Brief description

Coimbra Hospital and University Centre (CHUC)  is one of the biggest Portuguese hospital having a comprehensive research, teaching and patient-centred care approach. CHUC’s main mission is to deliver high-quality clinical care in a context of pre and postgraduate training with a strong focus on research, scientific knowledge and innovation.

The hospital offers comprehensive care across all the leading medical and surgical specialities. CHUC´s excellence centres ensure high standard healthcare services in specialized areas such as human organ transplantation. It is a medical institution in Portugal recognized by its highly qualified reference centres in medical and surgical specialized areas. CHUC has modern laboratory and storage facilities, holding specialized equipment and human resources for biological and tissue sample characterization.

CHUC represents an important part of Coimbra Health Ecosystem and is a member of the collaborative network M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centres, Universities and National Academies known for their educational and research excellence.

It is also an associate partner of InnoSTARS, the Knowledge Innovation Community (KIC) EIT Health and has established their significant partnerships with different biotech and IT companies implementing the concept of an innovation pioneer hospital. The hospital was recently granted to perform a full IT modernization project financed by the COMPETE Management Authority (responsible for managing and executing the Operational Competitiveness Programme – COMPETE – as part of the National Strategic Reference Framework).

Key healthcare figures

  • 1,736 – acute beds
  •  7,703 – professionals
  •  899,254 – medical consultations
  •  39,751 – surgical patients
  •  58,455 – surgeries
  •  61,816 – admissions
  •  297,6534 – emergency cases
  • 146 ongoing clinical trials
  • 1,408 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals (SCI) (2012-2014)