Topping-out ceremony for Martini Clinic's prostate cancer centre

Clinic among leading global centres for treating prostate tumours - important step for "UKE Future Plan 2050"
20 August 2021

The Martini Clinic celebrated the completion of its shell with the traditional raising of the topping-out wreath Thursday (August 5, 2021) at a ceremony attended by Katharina Fegebank, Senator for Science. The new building has been built at a cost of  EUR 70 million is expected to open in 2023 as part of the UKE’s "Future Plan 2050". The increased capacity should meet the rising demand for care among men with prostate cancer. The Martini Clinic counts among the world leaders in the treatment of prostate tumours and performs around 2,500 operations per year at present. 

High standard of care at UKE 

"The topping-out ceremony in a far-reaching pandemic demonstrates both the future viability of health care in our city and the metropolitan region, but also the unwavering energy and spirit of the entire team at the Martini Clinic and all those involved in the construction. The new building impressively symbolises the high standard of care that patients with prostate cancer experience here and which is recognised worldwide," said Fegebank. Prof. Dr. Burkhard Göke, Medical Director and Chairman of UKE'S Board, said: "The new Martini Clinic will create ideal conditions for early MRI diagnostics through to chemotherapy under one roof."

Clinic for treatment of prostate cancer

The UKE's overall, forward-looking strategy foresees the construction of ten more buildings and extensions on the campus by 2050. Founded in 2005, the Martini Clinic started with only eight beds and later grew to 72 beds. The new building will have 100 beds and eight operating theatres featuring robot-assisted surgical systems, among other state-of-the-art technology.