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Good news for the integrated development of the Yangtze River Delta on December 2 said that a project cooperated by Wuxi National High-tech District, SK Wuxi Hospital and Renji Hospital Affiliated to the School of Medicine of Shanghai Jiaotong University was signed, which meant that Wuxi would have another high-class international landmark hospital. According to industry insiders, it will be another typical example of the integrated development of Wuxi and Shanghai. SK Wuxi Hospital will accommodate high-quality medical resources of Wuxi, Shanghai and South Korea to better satisfy Wuxi residents' demands of seeking medical advice from famous doctors near home.
SK Wuxi Hospital is a key project of Jiangsu Province invested by SK Hynix Semiconductor (China) Co., Ltd., with a total investment of 3.8 billion yuan. It will build a medical complex integrating R&D and talent training to provide high-quality medical services for residents in Wuxi National High-tech District and surrounding areas. At the same time, it will become a regional medical center with first-class medical services to treat emergency and critical diseases. The project acquired the land in October last year. At present, the construction drawing design is underway. The final design is expected to be completed before the end of the year. SK Wuxi Hospital will be divided into three phases, among which the first phase of hospital and IRCAD Medical Education Center with the scale of a third-level general hospital will start construction in the first half of 2021. It is planned to be completed and open in 2023.
Talent is the cornerstone of the development of the hospital. As a result, SK Wuxi Hospital introduced the top domestic medical resource - Renji Hospital Affiliated to the School of Medicine of Shanghai Jiaotong University, as the its talent technology partner. As the first western medicine hospital in Shanghai since the opening-door policy, Renji Hospital is a third-level general hospital integrating medical treatment, teaching and scientific research. After cooperation, SK Wuxi Hospital will introduce medical experts and superior specialist teams from Renji Hospital. In the future, Shanghai’s top medical experts will come to Wuxi for consultation, surgery and teaching, and train local medical talent, so as to benefit Wuxi residents and improve Wuxi's medical and health services.
SK Wuxi Hospital will also build a medical education center called IRCAD. IRCAD is a non-profit organization in France with global cutting-edge surgery research and training facilities. It has an advantage in training and education in the field of laparoscopic surgery and minimally invasive surgery. At present, IRCAD has had thousands of professional medical members from all over the world and developed the largest exchange platform for surgeons in the world. An official from the department of planning of SK Wuxi Hospital said that the construction of IRCAD's medical education project in Wuxi would provide domestic medical talent with internationally advanced surgical technology education and training services. For example, through the Da Vinci surgical robot operation qualification training, excellent medical teams in China can exchange and share technologies with the global top medical team without going abroad.