The AUVA accident and emergency hospital Salzburg was opened in 1953 and is situated in the world-famous, historic old town of Salzburg. It is run by the Austrian Social Insurance for Occupational Risks (AUVA), and with a mere 138 beds it is deemed to be one of the smaller hospitals that excels thanks to its outstandingly high performance. More than 42,000 people are treated annually at the UKH Salzburg, almost 5,700 of whom are inpatients. The comprehensive and challenging range of accident surgery ranging from bone and joint injuries to soft-tissue trauma is dealt with here at the UHK. The completely modernised central sterilisation unit at the AUVA accident and emergency hospital Salzburg started operations officially in October 2011. UKH Salzburg and Miele Professional are bound by a relationship of trust that stretches over many years. Miele Professional washer-disinfectors have been used in the hospital's central sterilisation unit since 1998, when they were introduced as part of a general refurbishment. With a surface area of 370 square metres the new CSSD at the UKH Salzburg has twice as much space than before the modernisation and has the capacity for 14,000 sterile goods units per year.