Guangdong General Hospital

Tel Tel: 020-83827812
Address Address: No 106, Zhongshan Second Road, Guangzhou
Hours Hours:  24-hour emergency service
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Guangdong General Hospital ( 广东人民医院 “GGH” for short) was founded in 1946 and is one of the largest general hospitals in China. The architectural area adds up to 230,000m2. Now there are 5,174 hospital staff including 4,169 medical staff and 711 staffs with senior professional titles. The hospital has more than 2500 opening beds and the annual number of discharge was nearly 90,000. The number of outpatients of its six outpatient departments in 2011 amounted to more than 3,700,000. Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences (“GAMS” for short) was reset up in May 2008 to boost the clinical research of Guangdong and merged with GGH. Affiliated with GAMS/GGH are Guangdong Cardiovascular Institute, Guangdong Geriatric Institute, Guangdong Mental Health Institute, Guangdong Eye Institute, Guangdong Lung Cancer Institute and Guangdong Neuroscience Institute. Moreover, the hospital has strong capacity in medical treatment, rehabilitation, teaching and research. GGH has been upholding the motto of “Commitment in profession, integrity in practice and quality in service” with the spirit of “teamwork, prudence, inspiration, dedication”. In 2004 Ta Kung Pao (newspaper) in Hong Kong made a survey among Hong Kong readers, Guangdong General Hospital was honorably rated as “the Most Trustworthy Medical Institution in Mainland China”. GGH has 37 specialties. Cardiology, thoracic surgery, heart surgery,clinical nursing,traditional Chinese medicine(geriatrics),nephrology,emergency medicine and intensive care are the national key clinical specialties. Hematology, orthopedics, neurosurgery, neonatology, intensive care are the key clinical specialties of Guangdong and heart surgery, cardiology, lung cancer treatment, gastroenterology, neurology, psychology,pediatric cardiology are the key medical specialties of Guangdong. East Zone (Dong Bing Qu) is the biggest healthcare base for high-ranking officials in Guangdong and has provided excellent medical service for national leaders of foreign countries. With fast response, strict discipline, advanced technique, sophisticated equipment, GGH has rich experience in dealing with emergent severe diseases and outstanding performance in large rescue missions, winning commendations from the government and high praise of the public. The hospital has participated in medical care missions of various large international conferences and sports events held in Guangzhou. With about 214 ICU beds in different specialties, the hospital has strong power in emergent and severe diseases management and the number of severe patients treated has been largest over the years in China. During SARS period in 2003, GGH was the only designated hospital in Guangdong for accepting foreign patients, achieving excellent result of no infection of medical workers and no death of patients. Later on the hospital is also the only designated hospital for accepting foreign patients who get infected with bird flu and H1N1 virus. GGH is honorably designated for medical care of the officials by 2010 Olympic Council of Asia. Consuls and members of foreign chambers ever paid visits to the hospital. Concord Medical Center has established credibility home and abroad ever since its founding, it has won acknowledgment from established direct billing program with over 30 international insurance companies, thereby gaining good experience in providing medical care to foreign patients. Since 1982 Guangdong Cardiovascular Institute has been appointed for five times by WHO as its research and cooperation center in China. The institute develops in an all-round way in cardiac surgery, cardiology for adults and children and has been keeping the leading position in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases in China, making it one of the three biggest centers in this field in China. The institute also has four key laboratories of Guangdong: lab of coronary heart disease research and lab of structural heart disease, lab of cardiovascular pharmacology and lab of clinical pharmacology research. Lung cancer therapy is taking the lead in China and Geriatric Institute is the largest center for geriatric prevention and treatment. Other specialties also keep their superiorities in specific areas, including respiration intervention, hematology, hepatobiliary surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, neurosurgery, endocrinology, orthopedics, psychological medicine, psychosomatic medicine, osteoporosis prevention and treatment, burns, radiology, ophthalmology, and rehabilitation medicine. GGH is among the best non-university affiliated hospitals. In the past three years, 841 government scientific projects have been undertaken, including 63 national projects; 223 clinical trials have been carried out, including 53 large international multi-center clinical trials. The hospital has a post-doctoral station, two doctoral disciplines of cardiac surgery and cardiology and four master disciplines: cardiac surgery, cardiology, pediatric cardiology and oncology. GAMS/GGH is the teaching hospital for eight universities. Moreover, each year over 1000 doctors from secondary or primary hospitals get training here. The teaching quality has received wide acclaim. GGH has extensive international exchange with USA, Canada, European countries, Japan, Australia and etc. Ninety percent of the chiefs of our specialties ever got trained abroad and those with senior professional titles have experience of attending international academic conferences. GGH will continue to pursue the philosophy of “Patients’ life, health, and safety come first in all we do” and forge ahead to establish itself as an internationally acclaimed center in research and clinical excellence.