Central Hospital of Transport and Communications
The Central Hospital of Transport and Communications formerly was the Railway Hospital, a third-class hospital with 80 patient-beds that was established in 1956 to provide health care, emergency aid and medical treatment to those who work in the railway sector and train passengers. In the past more than 50 years, the hospital has step-by-step improved itself. In 2008 the Railway Hospital was renamed the Central Hospital of Transport and Communications to operate simultaneously as a first-class general hospital and a specialized hospital of the transport sector.
Presently, the hospital has 470 patient-beds, 23 departments and 370 staff members. Some specialties and high techniques at the hospital such as endoscopic operation, image-based diagnosis and artificial kidney (dialyzer) are highly appreciated. With modern equipment and experienced doctors and physicians who get their knowledge updated on a regular basis and are capable to apply new medical techniques, the hospital has become a reliable address for all patients in Hanoi.
Dr. Tran Trung, the director of the hospital, said that one of the advantages of the hospital is that it has highly qualified doctors and physicians who have good ethics. Human resources are the key sector that helps the hospital fulfill its tasks. In 2009, all departments of the hospital were ready to serve patients at any time. The hospital has enough medical equipment and medicines to provide emergency aid even in circumstances of natural disasters or epidemics. In 2009, the hospital established a steering committee for prevention of dangerous epidemics and two teams to prevent the spread of epidemics. With 470 patient-beds, the hospital was recognized as being in a good condition. In 2009, the hospital exceeded most of its targets with 13,130 in-patients, 11.7 percent above the target, providing medical examination to 410,135 people, 24.3 percent above the target, and carrying out 2,278 operations. The hospital also provides medical examination for Vietnamese people before they go to work overseas.
Along with providing medical examination and treatment, the hospital always highlights the importance of occupational ethics, considering these the key factor that makes up its success. The hospital always reminds all its staff members of the need to be good disciplinarians, serious, creative and responsible for every action they take. The hospital holds regular meetings so that its staff members can learn from each other's experience to improve the quality of service and avoid wastes.
Based on the results it achieved in 2009, the hospital has set targets for 2010. Specifically, in 2010, the hospital will continue to be a reliable address for both in-patients and out-patients. It will carry out scientific research activities to have more initiatives that can be applied in practice. At the same time, the hospital will intensify the application of professional techniques and high technology in diagnosing and treating diseases. Information technology will be applied to modernize both technical and management activities. Under the guidance of the Ministry of Health and the Health Department of the Ministry of Transport, all staff members of the Central Hospital of Transport and Communications did, do and will make nonstop efforts to fulfill their tasks and provide better health care for patients of the railways and other sectors.