Central Hospital of Wuhan

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Central Hospital of Wuhan
LocationJiang'an District, Wuhan, Hubei, China
Coordinates30°35′03″N 114°17′22″E / 30.5842°N 114.28934°E / 30.5842; 114.28934Coordinates: 30°35′03″N 114°17′22″E / 30.5842°N 114.28934°E / 30.5842; 114.28934
Former name(s)Catholic Hospital
Construction started1880
ListsHospitals in China
Central Hospital of Wuhan
Simplified Chinese武汉市中心医院
Traditional Chinese武漢市中心醫院
Alternative Chinese name
Simplified Chinese武汉市第二医院
Traditional Chinese武漢市第二醫院

The Central Hospital of Wuhan (Chinese: 武汉市中心医院) is a tertiary hospital located in Jiang'an District in Wuhan, Hubei, China.[1] It was established in 1880 as a clinic under the Hankow's Catholic church. In 1893, it was later expanded and renamed as Catholic Hospital.[2]

On 15 December 2019, what would be the first documented COVID-19 patients were admitted here.[3]

Notable staff[edit]

The hospital was where staff director of the emergency department, Ai Fen, and ophthalmologist Li Wenliang became aware of a viral outbreak that was later linked to the COVID-19 pandemic in China and beyond. Li later contracted the virus from a patient and died at the hospital on February 7, 2020.[4][5]


  1. ^ "医院简介-武汉市中心医院" [Hospital Introduction-Wuhan Central Hospital]. zxhospital.com. Archived from the original on 2 April 2014. Retrieved 2020-02-07.
  2. ^ Commerce, United States Bureau of Foreign and Domestic; Arnold, Julean Herbert (1919). Commercial Handbook of China ... U.S. Government Printing Office.
  3. ^ Gao, Yu; Peng, Yanfeng; Yang, Rui; et al. (26 February 2020). 独家|新冠病毒基因测序溯源:警报是何时拉响的 [Exclusive|Tracing the novel coronavirus gene sequencing: when the alarm sounded]. Caixin (in Simplified Chinese). Archived from the original on 27 February 2020. Retrieved 1 March 2020.
  4. ^ Hegarty, Stephanie (2020-02-06). "The Chinese doctor who tried to warn others about coronavirus - BBC News". BBC News. Retrieved 2020-02-07.
  5. ^ Staff Writer (2020-02-07). "Coronavirus: Chinese doctor who tried to warn of outbreak dies from virus". The Straits Times. Retrieved 2020-02-27.

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