The new 5-story building at Beijing United Family Hospital’s Lido main campus.
A nice string of good heath means it’s been a while since I’ve needed to visit Beijing United Family Hospital’s main campus in the Lido area, so last week I took the opportunity to have a look at their brand new building that opened this spring.
Referred to as Building 2 (though truth be told, this is the third of BJU’s buildings at their main campus), the 5-story facility’s first and second floors are already open, with additional floors and areas coming online throughout the rest of this year.
Building 2’s roomy new main reception area.
The expansion results in a facility that houses up to 120 inpatient rooms, four new operating theaters (including a Class 100 clean room that allows for surgeries such as open heart and open skull surgery that require ultra low particulates), a new cath lab for cardiac stents, and expanded ICU and neurosurgery capabilities.
The new pediatrics department features separate well-child and sick-child areas.
Parents will want to take note that the pediatrics department is located in the new facility (approximately in the same spot it was before), however now fully renovated with more space and additional features. Perhaps the most prominent is separate "sick child" and "well child" areas, adding a level of comfort for those bringing their kids in for a simple checkup or routine vaccine.
Distractions for kids include toys in the waiting areas as well as a small playground outside.
The interior of pediatrics is dotted with artwork and toys, with decorative bird cages over the reception area giving it a less clinical and more inviting look. The area just outside the pediatrics entrances has just been equipped with a small playground, providing yet another pleasant distraction for kids.
The sick child area now has 6 exam rooms, as does the well child area, for a total of 12 exam rooms. Together with extended hours, flexible walk in and other upgrades, BJU’s pediatric department intends to offer expanded personalized attention for pediatric patients.
A large tree grows inside the rear of the first floor, just next to a Comptoirs de France cafe.
All areas of the new building feature generous waiting areas for patients and visitors. The rear of the first floor features a second Comptoirs de France coffee shop in a large, sun-filled atrium built around an old-growth tree.
Meanwhile, the top floor features a spacious multimedia lecture hall that will allow BJU to offer physician training and host lectures and community events.
All in all, its nice to see Beijing United raise the bar for international medical care available in Beijing.
Photos by Ron Wu