The Johanniter hospital in Stendal is the most important centre for health care in the region.
Medical care and shopping facilities in the Altmark
Travelling in the Altmark
The Altmark is a rural region facing similar challenges to other areas in the countryside. A good quality of life is guaranteed in many areas and work is under way on comprehensive medical care and broadband Internet.
Life in the country sounds romantic. We have this ideal image from children's books with a small house, lots of animals, green nature and tranquillity. But in reality many people move away from the countryside to the cities. Nature and tranquillity also mean that we have to accept a few kilometres' drive to the bank, cinema or doctor. Like many rural regions in Germany, the Altmark is struggling to attract young doctors and wants to make work more attractive for doctors and nurses. There are elderly people who need good medical care, especially in the countryside. The expansion of broadband should also enable additional services such as remote diagnosis.
The supply of fresh food is very good in the Altmark, you will even find shopping facilities in small villages. Since many foods are grown and harvested locally, farmers like to take advantage of the opportunity for personal direct marketing. Visit the popular farm shops, farmers' markets and milk filling stations. People from the city even drive to these to get fresh regional food.