Missions: the rationale
The Geneva Health Act entrusts HUG three main missions:
- Caring: HUG meet the care needs of a community of people 500,000 plus patients from other Swiss regional and international; they provide some 80,000 emergencies a year.
- Teaching: in collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine and professional schools), HUG welcomes each year 600 doctors and 800 health professionals in training.
- research: in close collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Geneva the leading HUG a leading medical research activities and actively contribute to progress in medicine by a high-level research into both medical and nursing disciplines.