The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangdong Pharmaceutical University is formerly known as Guangzhou Railway Central Hospital, which was founded in 1950. In 2004, it was transformed into a directly affiliated hospital of Guangdong Medical College, and it was among the first group of Grade A tertiary hospitals in Guangdong Province. In 2016, it was renamed the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangdong Pharmaceutical University. The hospital occupies nearly 100000 square meters with more than 1000 beds. It becomes a comprehensive hospital integrating health care, teaching and scientific research. In 2016, the hospital ranked first in Guangzhou city in a survey on the third-party satisfaction of public hospitals in Guangdong province. In 2020, the hospital ranked among the top 18% in the national performance evaluation of tertiary public hospitals in China, consolidating its Grade A ranking.
The hospital has made significant achievements in healthcare, teaching and research over the past two decades. Currently, the hospital holds the following titles: “International Cooperation Base of Traditional Chinese Medicine for the Prevention and Treatment of Metabolic Diseases (Guangdong)" of the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, “Basic Digestive Endoscopist Training Base of the Chinese Medical Physician Association”, “National Colorectal Cancer Screening and Construction Base”, National Drug Clinical Trial Institution“, "National Cooperative Center for Early Gastric Cancer Screening", ”Guangdong microecological treatment engineering technology research center Guangdong pituitary disease stem cell treatment engineering technology research center, Guangdong intelligent nursing Engineering Technology Research Center, Guangdong esophageal cancer precision treatment engineering technology research center, Guangdong biomedical large database construction unit, the first batch of national basic digestive endoscopy physician training base and digestive tract tumor early screening, early diagnosis and early treatment project cooperation center, the first batch of "cancer pain standardized treatment demonstration ward" in Guangdong Province, The only "osteoporosis treatment research base of China Geriatrics Society" in Guangdong Province, the first primary health care training base of Guangdong Red Cross Society and the designated cooperative Hospital of "heart saving action" of Guangdong Red Cross Society, the member unit of Guangdong Pharmaceutical Association Guangdong Hong Kong Macao phase I & be (consistency evaluation) clinical research joint platform, and the first COPD rehabilitation center in China.
The hospital is one of a few hospitals in Guangzhou that develop cardiac pacemakers, the the first hospital in Guangzhou to introduce high-energy two-photon linear accelerator to carry out tumor radiotherapy, the only hospital in China to successfully implement artificial femoral head replacement for a 103 year-old patient, and one of the first hospitals in Guangdong to carry out large liver cancer treatment, polio correction, psychological consultation outpatient service and radioimmunoassay.
The hospital has a number of disciplines with outstanding advantages and certain influence in Guangdong province and even in the country. There are 39 disciplines and specialties, including one key discipline of the State Administration of the people's Republic of China, two key laboratories of the State Administration of the people's Republic of China, four ministerial key specialties, three provincial key specialties and disciplines, and eight college level key specialties. The discipline of Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine became the key discipline construction unit of the State Administration of traditional Chinese medicine in 2009, and became the key discipline of the Guangdong Provincial Department of education in2016. It ranked the third (top 5%) in the national medical category in the "Ranking of the Best Disciplines in China", and the first in Guangdong Province for two consecutive years in 2018 and 2019. In 2018, "metabolic disease" was included in the first batch of Guangdong Medical Highland Action Plan. Clinical pharmacy is a key medical discipline in Guangdong province during the 12th Five Year Plan period. It became a high-level clinical key specialty in Guangdong province in 2019, and became a national key clinical specialty construction project in 2021.
In recent years, the hospital has won four, five and two national, provincial and ministerial, and municipal scientific research achievement awards, respectively. The hospital has been carrying out more than 400 scientific research projects, including 35 at the national level and 90 at the provincial and ministerial levels, and holds 211 patents. The hospital has participated in the compilation of more than 100 monographs and textbooks. [-]