New hospitals planned in west Zhuhai's Doumen, Jinwan
New 3A-grade hospitals, a center for disease prevention, and basic-level medical institutes will be built in Doumen and Jinwan districts, bolstering accessible medical services in Zhuhai's west wing.
Phase III of the 5th Affiliated Hospital of Zunyi Medical University in Doumen District was included in the recently released three-year action plan (2022-24) for medical revitalization in Doumen.
The district will invest 300 million yuan ($45 million) for the project in the next three years, striving to establish two provincial key specialties and six to eight municipal key specialties by 2024. Upon completion, the facility will meet the standards of a 3A-grade comprehensive hospital and become a pioneering hospital in west wing of Zhuhai.
Rendering of Phase III of the 5th Affiliated Hospital of Zunyi Medical University in Doumen District [Photo courtesy WeChat account: zhuhaifabu]
The Doumen branch of the Guangdong Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine will complete construction of its outpatient, inpatient, and medical technology buildings by 2024, making the hospital a distinctive one on the west bank of the Pearl River Estuary.
The new campus of Doumen Women's & Children's Hospital will open to the public in 2024. It will serve as a diagnosis and treatment center for gynecology, obstetrics, pediatrics, and neonatology for patients not only in west Zhuhai, but also in Zhongshan, Jiangmen, Hong Kong, and Macao.
Efforts will also be made in increasing basic-level medical service capacity, with a proportion of community and village medical institutions open and offering 24/7 service. A 15-minute basic medical service circle will also be formed.
In addition, construction on the Jinwan Center for Disease Prevention started on June 14. It is expected to be operational in February 2024. Located northeast of Dalin Mt and southwest of the Zhuhai Airport Expressway, the center has total floorage of 6,996.44 sq m (1.7 acres) and will be built over two phases.
The center will mainly shoulder responsibilities regarding the prevention and control of infectious, parasitic, as well as non-communicable diseases, handling public health emergencies and disaster epidemics.
Its first phase will feature basic functions and encompass laboratories, offices, an emergency public health affairs command center, and cold storage for biological products, while the second phase will be reserved for future development, such as training centers and anti-pandemic bases.