City Sets Aside Funding for Development of Hospital

City Sets Aside Funding for Development of HospitalAround 900 million yuan will be set aside by the city to be used for the development of the University of Hong Kong Shenzhen Hospital this year. The development will add another 1,200 beds to the hospital. 300 million of the 900 million yuan fund will be used in buying medical equipment and the remaining amount will be used for hospital operations, from utility bills to payroll.

The hospital is divided into 15 departments including the new cancer treatment department that is scheduled to open in the second half of this year. The hospital reported 16 percent of its antibiotics use for its total medicine use last year, the lowest percentage among Chinese hospitals, and the revenues from medicine last year totaled reached 21 percent. Even if the hospital has sufficient clinical department, the amount of patients coming in for treatments is still relatively low.

In November of 2013 the hospital recorded 37,000 clinical visits or around1,230 patients a day, and presently the number rose to 1,420 a day for this year. The hospital will be working on bringing up the amount of hospital visits to 3,600 a days as they will be adding more beds in their in patient department. The hospital currently employs 996 workers and 80 percent are on the medical staff.

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