Psychiatrisches Zentrum Nordbaden (PZN) is an advanced specialist centre which engages in open communication and focuses on psychiatric-psychotherapeutic, psychosomatic, geriatric psychiatric and addiction therapy treatment. In addition, the hospital offers a differentiated range of the forensic psychiatry, also referred to as Maßregelvollzug. Furthermore PZN has its own psychiatric residential and nursing home. PZN Wiesloch has 1,700 employees which are working in 55 professional groups. The institution‘s capacity is 1,200 beds. It belongs to the seven companies of the ZfP Group Baden-Württemberg.
Various inpatient, day-patient and outpatient treatments are available at the locations in Bruchsal, Mosbach, Schwetzingen and Weinheim. The patients as well as the inhabitants of the residential and nursing home receive a treatment plan tailored individually to their specific requirements. The hospital is responsible for providing psychiatric and psychotherapeutic treatment in the region of northern Baden. This corresponds to a coverage area of approximately 1.6 million residents.
Alongside regular hospital operations and high-grade fulfilment of its core duties, other important issues for the hospital include external openness, reducing inhibitions/mental barriers and destigmatisation of those suffering from mental disorders. As well as information events on mental illnesses, the hospital also holds regular cultural events such as lectures, concerts and art exhibitions. Great emphasis is placed on specialist therapies such as music therapy, art therapy, ergotherapy, physiotherapy and sports therapy - put together individually based on the respective treatment plan. Involving relatives and loved ones plays an important part in the holistic approach.
General psychiatry focuses on treatment of adults with acute mental disorders. These are predominantly schizophrenic, bipolar and depressive issues, personality disorders and acute life crises.
Geriatric psychiatry regards itself as a branch of clinical psychiatry and psychotherapy that addresses diagnosis and therapy for psychiatric illnesses among older people.
Comprehensive and specialised treatment choices are available to the increasing number of people growing older. Alongside inpatient and day-patient services, we offer comprehensive outpatient care, as well as measures to promote health and prevent illness. Special offers are also available for those suffering from dementia.
The field of psychosomatics focuses on the study of interactions and mutual influence between body and soul in humans. These include physical disorders where no adequate organic findings are demonstrable, psychological disorders which also have physical effects such as eating disorders, as well as physical illnesses whose progression depends heavily on the mental state of the patient.
The objective is to alleviate physical and psychological symptoms and develop a helpful understanding together with patients of the various relationships of their illness.
Addiction treatment services focus on pathologies in the context of harmful use of drugs, alcohol and medicine. Alongside qualified withdrawal treatment, which includes detoxification and motivation both for further treatment and changing the consumption behaviour of addictive substances, patients suffering from additional psychiatric illnesses are also treated.
Psychiatrisches Zentrum Nordbaden performs involuntary treatment services in the state of Baden-Württemberg. This branch of psychiatry treats mentally ill or disturbed offenders and those suffering from dependency. The legal mandate is to "secure and improve" with the objective of achieving psychosocial rehabilitation of the patients. Provision of accommodation is ordered by law here. However, the legislator differentiates between mentally ill patients (§ 63 of the German Penal Code (StGB)) that reside in a psychiatric hospital and patients suffering from addiction issues (§ 64 of the German Penal Code (StGB)) that reside in a drug rehabilitation centre. In PZN Wiesloch no people are treated who have received a court order according to § 64.
Alongside core services in comprehensive treatment and care Psychiatrisches Zentrum Nordbaden operates subsidiaries and holds company shares of strategic partners in additional business segments. This includes