Spitex comparison


The term “Spitex” is simply derived from the German “spital-extern” and refers to health care, help, support and advice provided outside hospitals or nursing homes, usually in the client’s home. Spitex is not a protected term. There are 577 public Spitex organizations, 289 private ones and 1,015 self-employed nursing professionals in Switzerland (Federal Statistical Office (BFS), as at 2017, in French and German only). They promote, support and enable living at home for people of all age groups who depend on help to do so.