Wuhan Union Hospital

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Wuhan Union Hospital
National Health Commission
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Geography
LocationJianghan, Wuhan, Hubei, China
Coordinates30°35′0.5″N 114°16′32.1″E / 30.583472°N 114.275583°E / 30.583472; 114.275583Coordinates: 30°35′0.5″N 114°16′32.1″E / 30.583472°N 114.275583°E / 30.583472; 114.275583
Organisation
Affiliated universityHuazhong University of Science and Technology
Services
Beds5,000
History
Opened1866
Links
Websitewww.whuh.com

The Wuhan Union Hospital (Chinese: 武汉协和医院; pinyin: Wǔhàn Xiéhé Yīyuàn) is a hospital in Jianghan District, Wuhan, Hubei, China.

History[edit]

The hospital was founded by Griffith John in 1866 as Hankow Renji Hospital. In 1928, it was renamed as Hankow Union Hospital. In 1950, it was placed under the jurisdiction of Medical College of Wuhan University. In 1953, it became the First Affiliated Hospital of Wuhan Medical College. In 1985, it became the Union Hospital of Tongji Medical University. In 2000, it became the Union Hospital of Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology.[1]

In 2020, the hospital became one of the designated hospital to treat patients from the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic.[2]

Architecture[edit]

The hospital consists of the Main Campus, West Campus, Tumor Center and Jinyinhu Hospital. It can accommodate a total of 5,000 beds.[3]

Transportation[edit]

The hospital is accessible within walking distance east of Zhongshan Park Station of Wuhan Metro.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History". Wuhan Union Hospital. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  2. ^ Lu, Hui (28 January 2020). "Medical staff work on frontline of combating novel coronavirus in Wuhan". Xinhuanet. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Overview". Wuhan Union Hospital. Retrieved 30 January 2020.