New hospital building will accomodate more patients
Construction of a new patient building at Shenzhen No. 2 People’s Hospital will begin by the end of the year. the new building will add 1,256 more beds in Shenzhen, thus decreasing the difficulties in registering and getting health care at city hospitals.
Right now there are only 1.66 beds available per 1,000 Shenzhen residents, the number is way below the national average of 3.2 beds per 1,000 residents. Shenzhen People’s Hospital gets an average of 6,000 patients a day, with 980,000 visits to outpatient and emergency departments in the six months alone. When the new building is done the hospital will be capable of handling almost 7,000 visits per day.