Medisch Spectrum Twente

The Medisch Spectrum Twente (MST) hospital is one of the largest top-clinical hospitals of the Netherlands and features important tertiary care departments, fulfilling a supraregional role. It includes a level I trauma center as well. The hospital is strongly involved in higher medical education, with up to 300 medical students following their internships in the hospital at any given time.

Aside from the regular clinical departments, it also has tertiary care departments such as cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery, advanced oncological care, radio therapy, bone marrow transplantations, hemodialysis, a large hospital farmacy, and a regional level I trauma center. It is one of the largest non-academic hospitals of the Netherlands.

The hospital does not have its own trauma helicopter, but an ADAC helicopter from the neighboring German town of Rheine frequently crosses the border when the local (Dutch) ambulance control center requests it. The hospital has a brand-new helicopter platform.

Medisch Spectrum Twente
Medisch Spectrum Twente
Medisch Spectrum Twente at night.


The Roessingh Rehabilitation Center, one of the largest rehabilitation hospitals in the Netherlands, offers adults and children with a bodily handicap the help and support to functionate independent. Het Roessingh has been acknowledged as a center for top-excellent rehabilitation care.

Linked to The Roessingh is the independent Roessingh Research and Development (RRD), the largest Dutch scientific research centre in rehabilitation technology. Its mission is to generate innovations in rehabilitation care through top class academic research. RRD is internationally recognised as a centre of excellence in the fields of restoration of human function, non-invasive neuromuscular assessment and pain rehabilitation. Also RRD has a strong cooperation with the Twente University.

Revalidatiecentrum Roessingh