Foshan First People's Hospital

Inheriting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship and Enterprising through Centuries of Accumulative Effort


—— Brief Introduction to the Development of Foshan First People's Hospital

Foshan First People's Hospital was founded in 1881, spanning three centuries, and its name and site have undergone several changes. From the humble church clinic and the hospital along the road in the past, it has now developed into a large modern general hospital with distinct characteristics, which integrates medicine, teaching and research. Looking back on the century-old history, the development of Foshan First People's Hospital has gone through an extraordinary road, a bumpy road, a persistent way forward, a road of benevolence and Puji...

In April of the seventh year of Guangxu in the Qing Dynasty (1881), an English missionary named Charles Wenyon came to Foshan to open a clinic in the Evangelical Church of Yongxing Street. On October 14 of that year, he set up the Guangji Medical Bureau in a large warehouse in the VAT wall. This is "the arrow of Foshan's disease governed by Western law", the origin of Foshan First People's Hospital, a famous hospital for one hundred years, and one of the earliest western hospitals in modern China.

Although the Guangji Medical Bureau is small in scale, it has an outpatient department, an operating room, a laboratory, a private ward, a special ward for men and women, and a chapel with 80 beds.

Guangxu 16 years (1890), Guangji Medical Bureau moved to Taipingfang (now Shangsha), and renamed "Foshan Hospital". In Guangxu 27 (1908), the hospital moved to Gaogangdu, Shawei, Wenchang, and expanded into a new type of Western hospital, named "Road Hospital", but the hospital is still hanging the "Western Hospital" sign at the entrance. Because the hospital gate is round, the workshop is called "Round Door Hospital". In 1946, the hospital was renamed the Road Hospital again.

In 1883, Yunren opened the Huishili Medical Hall. For the first time, seven medical classes were enrolled, and students needed three years of training. In the following decades, more than 100 medical students were trained successively.

In 1924, Peng Ailian, a British nurse, opened the Higher Nursing School of Pathway.

In June 1949, Wu Xuezhong, a famous tropical pathologist, returned from Britain and the United States to study abroad and succeeded John Lou, the British dean, to become the first Chinese dean.


Since its inception, hospitals have introduced advanced western technology and aimed at saving lives and injuries. They not only spread advanced technology, continuously expand the scale, but also train a large number of talents. During the Sino-French War, Yunren and Guangji Medical Bureau personnel were invited by the Qing Government to rescue the wounded at the Sino-Vietnamese border in Guangxi, and were awarded by the Qing Government. In order to cultivate Western medical talents, as early as in the period of the hospital along the road, the hospital has been as famous as Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Guangzhou Boji Hospital, Shanghai Medical College, Hankou Pu'ai Hospital, Shandong Qilu Medical University, Guangzhou Xiage Women's Hospital and other well-known church hospitals at home and abroad, and has maintained close contacts, sending staff to the country frequently. In order to further study at home and abroad, we have always mastered the international advanced medical technology and promoted the development of Chinese medicine. The outstanding medical experts produced in this period are Yunren, Ander (Sweden), Melutheran, Mazzoshen, Xu Chengen, Yan Huilin, Yefeili, Peng Ailian, He Linshi, Lujon, Kepler (Vietnam), District Stone, Bu Huiwen, Wu Xuezhong, Chen Ziqiang, Zheng Shulan, etc.

In November 1953, the hospital was officially taken over by the Foshan Municipal People's Government and renamed the People's Hospital of Guangdong Provincial Central Administration. At this time, the hospital address is still in Wenchangsha, with more than 165 employees and 191 beds, including 10 doctors. Wu Xuezhong is president. There are internal, external, gynecological, pediatric, facial features, X-ray, laboratory, pharmacy and other clinical medical and technological departments. In 1956, it was renamed the First People's Hospital of Foshan District.

President Wu Xueshang graduated from Shandong Qilu University in seven-year program and worked in Peking Union Medical College Hospital. After studying in Britain and the United States, he became a member of the Royal Society of Tropical Diseases. After returning to China as president of Foshan Methodist Hospital, the humanistic spirit of "saving lives, helping the wounded and caring for the people" of the Methodist Hospital was continued with rigorous style of study and scientific hospital management. In particular, we should pay attention to the training of professional skills and talents. A 24-hour responsibility system is implemented for new graduates, and medical record writing is strictly regulated. At the same time, a large number of technical backbone were sent to advanced hospitals in Shanghai, Beijing, Tianjin, Shenyang, Shandong, Wuhan, Hunan and Guangzhou for further study.

During the Cultural Revolution, the development of hospitals suffered serious setbacks. Experts are criticized and the system is abandoned. 106 medical workers were delegated to the countryside and factories in 13 counties of Foshan City. Less than half of the staff are left struggling to maintain hospital operations. The hospital is moving forward slowly and its development is in a semi-stagnant state.

In December 1978, the Third Plenary Session of the Eleventh Central Committee of the Communist Party of China was held, which opened a new era of reform and opening up in China. Hospitals ushered in the spring of leapfrogging development.

In 1981, infectious disease expert Kuang Qihong became president. He led the staff of the hospital to work hard to restore the abandoned systems, such as the restoration of three-level ward rounds. We should encourage the development of new technologies and rebuild the brand of a century-old hospital through core systems. Hospitals reproduce a prudent and pragmatic style of study and style of study. A number of excellent talents were trained, which laid a good foundation for the later development of the hospital.

In 1983, Foshan District was merged with the city, and the hospital was renamed Foshan People's Hospital; in March 1984, it was renamed Foshan First People's Hospital. During this period, due to the expert hospital management, the hospital style is growing, the style of study is growing, and the medical technology level is constantly improving. In 1982, open heart surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass was successfully performed. In 1988, the first artificial fertilization baby using sperm bank was born in the Department of gynecology and obstetrics in Foshan. Next September, the surgical kidney transplantation was successful. In 1991, the hospital was named the first tertiary first-class hospital in Guangdong Province. In 2015, it became the first hospital in the province to pass the third-class re-evaluation.

In 1992, the Foshan Municipal Committee and the Municipal Government decided to build a modern large-scale comprehensive hospital in Chengnan New District. In January 1993, the foundation of the new hospital project was laid. In 1997, a large modern hospital, known as the starting point of the modernization of Chinese hospitals, rose in the south of the city. In June 1998, the new hospital was fully opened and the hospital was relocated for the third time in history. In 2009, the hospital building was awarded one of the 300 National Excellent Architecture Awards for the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.

Modernized buildings with rainbow and elegance, humanized process, beautiful environment, advanced equipment and first-class technology have brought new opportunities for centuries old homes. In recent years, the hospital adheres to public welfare, and has achieved leap-forward development in clinical technology, scientific research and teaching, personnel training, digital hospital construction, cultural construction and other aspects.

At present, the hospital covers an area of 120,000 square meters, with a construction area of 280,000 square meters, more than 4,000 employees, with subsidies from the State Council for 6 people, 238 senior and senior titles, 465 Vice-Senior titles, 89 doctors and 501 masters. There are 2500 open beds, 64 clinical departments, 22 medical and technical departments and 22 administrative departments. In 2017, the number of outpatient and emergency patients reached 4.9 million, the number of discharged patients exceeded 110,000, and nearly 60,000 in-patient operations.

With more than 13600 large and sophisticated equipment such as PET-CT, MR, CT, DSA, linear accelerator, SPECT and so on, the total value of medical equipment assets reaches 1.359 billion yuan.

The hospital has made great progress in discipline construction, post-doctoral training, postgraduate education, continuing medical education, clinical teaching, Affiliated Hospital construction, scientific research topics, scientific research achievements, new technology development, intellectual property rights, papers and works, and system innovation. At present, two achievements have won the second prize of National Science and Technology Progress. In 2017, 46 SCI articles have been published, and 16 projects have been undertaken by the National Natural Science Foundation of China. Published 24 monographs. It has 17 provincial key academic (specialized) disciplines. Ten medical specialist training bases of the Ministry of Health have been established as pilot hospitals for organ transplantation for heart death donation in China. Organic donation and transplantation (heart, liver, kidney, cornea), organ transplantation and organ donation are in the forefront of the country; gynecology and general surgery are the first to carry out laparoscopic surgery in China, and its endoscopy training center is the endoscopy training base of the National Health Planning Commission.

In clinic, minimally invasive, interventional, organ transplantation and other fields are at the advanced level in the province and even in China. It has been the first to carry out endoscopic (laparoscopic) surgery in China, and has been widely carried out in gynecology, hepatobiliary surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, pediatric surgery, thoracic surgery, urology, digestive medicine, respiratory medicine, otorhinolaryngology and other departments. The endoscopy training center has trained more than 1000 endoscopists all over the country, and has become a gynecological endoscopy training base of the Ministry of Health. Cardiovascular interventions, nerve interventions, ultrasound interventions and radiological interventions have also developed rapidly, becoming an important new technology shared by internal and surgical departments. Kidney transplantation, liver transplantation, living donor liver transplantation, liver-kidney transplantation, pancreas-kidney transplantation, heart transplantation and lung transplantation were carried out successively. In September 2011, the first case of organ donation and transplantation was completed in Foshan City, and the first case of islet transplantation in Guangdong Province was successfully completed in 2017.

They have made important contributions to the fight against SARS, hand, foot and mouth disease, earthquake relief and H1N1. In 2010, the 16th Guangzhou Asian Games Organizing Committee granted the license to become the only designated hospital of the Asian Games in Foshan, and successfully completed the task of medical security of the Asian Games (Foshan Competition Area), and was awarded the honorary title of "Advanced Collective of the Asian Paralympic Games in Guangzhou".

Adhere to the purpose of "caring for the people and serving the society", solve the problem of difficult medical treatment, implement "three good and one satisfied", reform the outpatient service process, and accelerate the digitization construction. Intravenous drug dispensing centers and consultation centers for difficult and difficult diseases have been set up successively, and hospitalization visits have been implemented. Outpatient appointment registration systems and 114 appointment registration platforms have been opened. Large customer service centers have been set up, and the first domestic hospital self-service registration and self-payment Banking Federation innovative payment system has been launched. Carry out wireless ward rounds of electronic medical records, etc.

With the development of the hospital in 137 years, the times are changing, the environment is changing, the hospital site is changing, the scale is changing, and the staff is changing. However, the purpose of "saving lives, helping the wounded, caring for honesty" has not changed. Generations after generations of people in municipal hospitals have worked hard and passed on their salaries and fires, escorting the people's health, composing touching poems of benevolence, love and boundless. The hospital has now developed into a large-scale comprehensive tertiary first-class hospital with influence in the country, and Foshan Hospital affiliated to Zhongshan University. It is a large medical group with general hospital, Chuihong clinic, dermatological prevention and treatment center, and Trusteeship of Chancheng Hospital, Tongji Rehabilitation Hospital, Gaoming District People's Hospital and Su Li Xiuying Hospital. International Rescue Network Asia International Emergency Rescue Center Cooperative Hospital members, as well as teaching hospitals, postgraduate teaching bases and post-doctoral training bases of many universities and medical colleges, and a number of well-known hospitals at home and abroad to carry out extensive business collaboration. In 2011, the hospital won the runner-up in the overall competitiveness of prefecture-level urban hospitals in China. Hospitals have been awarded "one of the twelve best hospitals in the country", "the advanced collective of the national health system", "the advanced unit of the National Hospital Culture construction", "the advanced collective of the National Hospital Culture construction", "the advanced trade union organization of the national education, culture and health system system", "the advanced grass-roots unit of the national factory affairs publicity". "National Reform and Innovation Hospital", "First National Smoke-free Hospital", "National Advanced Hospital Medical Services and Cost Monitoring Institutions", "National Economical Public Energy Saving and Environmental Protection Demonstration Unit", "National Civilization Unit", "National Demonstration Unit for Continuous Improvement of Medical Quality", "China's Most Beautiful Hospital", "Guangzhou" Eastern Provincial Model Unit for Fighting SARS, Guangdong Model Workers'Home, Guangdong Advanced Primary Unit for Opening Factory Affairs, Guangdong Advanced Primary Unit for Ideological and Political Work, Guangdong Civilized Unit, 2016 and 2017 were successively awarded "Guangdong Third Party Evaluation of Patient Satisfaction in Public Hospitals First". Four years later, he was awarded "Best Public Service Word-of-mouth Unit" on Foshan Word-of-mouth List. Wait for honor.