Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecology is the medico-surgical speciality devoted to the physiology of and conditions affecting the female genital system. Obstetrics is a medico-surgical speciality connected to pregnancy and labour. The main practitioners of this speciality are midwives and doctors. Bringing these two specialities together allows for holistic care to be provided to women during their lives. The Valais Hospital Obstetrics and Gynaecology Departments are located in Sion for the Valais romand region and in Visp for the Haut-Valais region.
Concentrating these specialists in the two sites of Sion and Visp ensures a high level of competence. Between the Centre Hospitalier du Valais Romand (CHVR) and the Centre Hospitalier du Haut-Valais (SZO), 2'123 babies were born at Hôpital du Valais (2021).