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Hôpital PourtalèsLocation
The Pourtalès Hospital is in the south-east of the city and near the future La Maladière stadium and it is made up of the medical and general surgery wards, the orthopaedic surgery and the ENT, the obstetrics-gynaecology and paediatrics wards, the anaesthetic, medical imaging ward and a technical unit. 

The wards present more precisely their areas of specialization on the pages “Care occupations” (activités de soin).

The Pourtalès Hospital is a public service which offers services essentially to patients with acute medical care needs. In accordance with the hospital planning and the policies regarding public health, it fulfils a triple function:

- the function of a principal hospital which consists in providing specialized diagnostic and therapeutic services in order to serve the people of the region of Neuchâtel and at the same time those of the Val-de-Travers and Val-de-Ruz;
- the function of a regional hospital which consists in providing general care in the medical, surgical, obstetric-gynaecologic and paediatric field;
- the function of a cantonal mission which consists in providing some specific services (for example neonatology) for the whole canton in complementarity with the hospital of La-Chaux-de-Fonds. 


Useful information 

Emergencies 144 -  Police 117 -  Fire brigade 118
Poisoning (Toxicological centre): Phone: +41 1 251 51 51

24 / 7: +41 32 713 30 00


Hôpital Pourtalès:
Rue de la Maladière 45
2007 Neuchâtel

Visiting times of the various wards  

Medicine, surgery and maternity

From 1.30 - 3.30 und 7.00 - 8.00 p.m.

Private patients

From 10.00 a.m. – 8.00 p.m.

General medicine


From 1.00 - 8.00 p.m. and on agreement with the nurses

Intensive cares

From 1.00 - 3.00 und 7.00 - 8.00 p.m. (Family, close relatives)


From 1.30 – 3.30 und 7.00 - 8.00 p.m.
Free access for parents