The First Affiliated Hospital at Sun Yet-san University (FAH-SYSU) and Division of Nansha Hospital



Nansha Division of The First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yet-san University

Taking the important opportunity that the National Health and Family Planning Commission of the PRC plans to build a national medical center, the government of Nansha District decides to cooperate with The First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, a leading organization in the key industry, to build a Level 3, Grade III hospital – The First Affiliated Hospital (Nansha Hospital), Sun Yat-sen University – in Nansha as per the new positioning and new requirements of the central government, provincial party committee and municipal party committee, so as to pioneer the deep cooperation between Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau and accelerate the development of the urban center of Guangzhou.

The hospital is preliminarily planned with a GFA of about 500,000 m2 (including FAR-counted floor area of 330,000 m2 and non-FAR-counted floor area of 170,000 m2), and 1,500 beds. The estimated total investment is about 4.52 billion RMB. Main construction contents medical rooms of 1,500-bed comprehensive hospital (including emergency treatment, outpatient service, medical technology, hospitalization, BOH, administration and living), single item rooms of the comprehensive hospital, scientific research, medical research and commercialization, animal experiment rooms, teaching management, training and assessment rooms, dormitory rooms.

The functional positioning of the Project is intended to, up to the world’s leading and China’s first-class standards, build an international medical center, medical research and commercialization center (including separate scientific research building and specialized animal experiment center) and supporting teaching places in compliance with the teaching hospital functional requirements of Sun Yat-sen University. This hospital aims to provide quality medical services, accelerate the commercialization of the frontier scientific research results, develop high-end medical talents, offer targeted solution to the less-established medical and scientific research of Nansha, the Greater Bay Area and even South China and become a new highland of medical treatment and scientific research in the Greater Bay Area of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau.

The First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yet-san University

The First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, originally known as the Affiliated Hospital of Guangdong Public Institution of Medicine, was founded in 1910 by Dr. Paul Jerome Todd (an American medical missionary) with 40 western doctors. It is composed of the Headquarters, East Division and Hui ya Hospital. The Hospital is an important base for research, medical service, medical education, preventive care, and rehabilitation in South China. It is well known for its high quality and excellent service in China and Southeast Asia. For years, it has been recognized as the most reliable hospital in mainland China by Hong Kong residents.

There are 5 National Key Disciplines – Nephrology, General Surgery, Neurology, Otorhinolaryngology and Endocrinology. There are also 28 “National Key Clinical Specialties” in the hospital, such as Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Nephrology, Neurology, etc. Department of Rehabilitation has been selected as a WHO Collaborating Center for Rehabilitation. The Laboratory of Nephrology and the Laboratory on Assisted Circulation are Key Laboratories of the Ministry of Health. Over the past 10 years, the hospital has won 90 awards for achievements in research and development. They include 3 “The Second Prize for National Science & Technology Progress”, 16 “The Prize of Chinese Medical Science & Technology”, 5 “The First Prize for Science & Technology Progress in Guangdong”. It has undertaken 885 various research projects supported by Ministry of Science & Technology, “973 Project”, “863 Project”, and the National Natural Science Fund.

From 2010 to 2014, there are 1500 SCI papers published by our hospital with the first author / correspondent author. Currently, 49 experts in the hospital are appointed as the chairs of different medical societies in Guangdong and China. At present, the hospital has established academic collaboration with hospitals from more than 20 countries and regions, such as Harvard Medical School, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Johns Hopkins Hospital, UCLA Health System and CITRIS at UC Berkeley as well as UC Davis Health in U.S.A., University of Birmingham, University of Oxford in UK, Prince of Wales Hospital in Hong Kong, etc. It hosts more than 10 international academic conferences each year.