The Run Run Shaw International Children's Medical Center and the Run Run Shaw Pediatric Research Building were officially Opened

23/09/2022 International Affairs Office

On the morning of September 21, the Binjiang Campus II building of the Children's Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine was officially opened. An outpatient and inpatient building and a research building were added to the campus, respectively named Run Run Shaw International Children's Medical Center and Run Run Shaw Pediatric Research Building.

Wu Zhaohui, President of Zhejiang University, Huang Xianhai, Vice President of Zhejiang University, Sun Liming, Deputy Director of Provincial Health Commission, Xu Weiwei, Deputy Director of Provincial Medical Insurance Bureau, Yu Tingdong, Deputy Director of Binjiang District Government, Shu Qiang, Secretary of the CPC Committee of ZCH, Fu Junfen, Executive Vice President of ZCH, and Li Qiang, Executive Deputy Secretary of the CPC Committee of ZCH, witnessed the opening of the second phase of the new building. Mr. Chen Weiwen, Chairman of the Shaw Foundation in Hong Kong, participated online.

The construction of the new building, which has a gross floor area of nearly 80,000 square meters, was supported by a donation from the Shaw Foundation in Hong Kong. Among them, the 1-7th floor of the new outpatient and inpatient building will be the outpatient and ward of Run Run Shaw International Children's Medical Center, and the 8-21st floor will be the ward of various departments of internal medicine. The total inpatient beds of ZCH in Hubin and Binjiang will reach 2,000, which will provide better health services for children in Zhejiang province, East China and even the whole country. The new scientific research building has 10 floors, with children's health, medicine, industry and information cross research center, biobank center, multiple public technology platforms, multiple discipline research centers and a variety of disease laboratories, which will provide important support for promoting the coordinated development of pediatric medicine, teaching and research, improving the level of pediatric diagnosis and treatment, and the diagnosis and treatment ability of difficult and critical diseases.

Wu Zhaohui pointed out that strengthening the construction of pediatrics and ensuring children's health is one of the major public health issues concerned by the central government, the society and the people. The Shaw Foundation in Hong Kong made a special donation to support the development and construction of ZCH, which conveys the profound feelings of caring for the medical and people's livelihood and leading people to seek medical treatment. The hospital has been approved as the National Clinical Medical Research Center for Child Health and the National Regional Medical Center for Children, demonstrating its mission to serve the overall development of national children's medicine. The hospital should take the opening of the new building as an opportunity to deepen the integration of medical education and research, and strive to build a gathering place for high-end talents in the field of pediatrics. Relying on the high-level platform, strive to build the source of pediatric medical science and technology; adhere to the supremacy of life, strive to build a first class pediatric medical services, take the initiative to meet the urgent needs of people's life and health, accelerate the construction of a children's medical center integrating talent introduction, medical research, clinical diagnosis and treatment, and make every effort to write a new chapter in the high-quality development of children's hospital.

Sun Liming said that Zhejiang Province attaches great importance to children's health and the development of pediatrics, and focuses on creating three landmark achievements, namely "Zhejiang Health", "Zhejiang Good Education" and "Zhejiang Health Care", to promote the orderly expansion and balanced layout of high-quality medical resources. The Children’s Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine is the earliest and largest comprehensive children's hospital in our province, made outstanding contribution to protect children's life and health, hope the hospital can continue to bravely achieve medical hospital peak, focusing on the resource sharing, highlighting the changes reshaping and background, to strengthen "two first" and health increase of bright color for the "common prosperity".

In an online speech, Chen Weiwen said that the ZCH has been taken the important mission of pediatric medical treatment, scientific research, teaching, children's health care and emergency response to public health emergencies in more than 70 years of development, which has left a deep impression on the Shaw Foundation of Hong Kong with great love and selfless commitment. It is hoped that the opening of the new building will further strengthen the scientific research foundation of the hospital, improve the quality of medical treatment and services, create good conditions for promoting the development of medicine, and provide more children with high-quality medical services.

On the same day, a bronze statue of Sir Run Run Shaw was unveiled at the Binjiang Campus.

Leaders of Zhejiang Provincial Development and Reform Commission, Science and Technology Department of Zhejiang Province, Zhejiang Provincial Department of Finance, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Medical Management Office, Development Liaison Office and other relevant units attended the above activities.