Greetings from the Hospital Director
@As the only advanced treatment hospital in Fukui Prefecture and a facility to nurture medical professionals such as doctors and nurses, University of Fukui Hospital has developed over many years. With the advancement of medicine, it recently added new wards and reorganized outpatient and central medical care wards, with the adoption of robotic surgical assistance and hybrid operating systems. In addition to these, at the Biomedical Imaging Research Center, a PET-MRI system to provide the latest diagnostic services was established earlier than in other prefectures. In short, the quality of technology-based is being continuously improved in the hospital. Similarly, as for patient care services, a new system to perform multidisciplinary treatment, independently of the medical department, such as internal medicine and surgical departments, is being established by reorganizing inpatient wards (600 beds) into 11 centers for each organ disease. Such reorganization will continue until mid-2018 when the National Athletic Meet in Fukui takes place. We are sorry for any inconvenience you may encounter when visiting the hospital to use outpatient or other services during this period, and would appreciate your understanding regarding this matter.
@As you know, Japan is facing rapid aging, a reduced birth rate, and increasing social insurance costs as serious national issues. In such a situation, the maintenance of citizens’ health and social well-being by making the most of limited resources is crucial. The government has instructed each prefecture to develop plans for the promotion of community-based medicine toward 2025 when baby boomers will reach the age of 75, with the aim of dividing hospitals/clinics based on their functions to provide advanced acute, post-acute, or chronic care, covering home-visit and long-term care services, and establishing a new system to provide seamless care, called the integrated community care system. As a measure for this, the compulsory addition of medical fees for selective care (5,400 yen in the hospital) in the case of medical consultation without a letter of referral was imposed in April last year, targeting advanced treatment hospitals like this, as well as large hospitals such as Japanese Red Cross Fukui Hospital and Fukui Prefectural Hospital. This measure aims to promote the functional division between large and medium/small hospitals/clinics. Under these circumstances, we as an affiliated hospital focus on advanced acute care, such as inpatient and surgical services based on referral from other medical institutions within the prefecture, more closely than before.
@Furthermore, as a university hospital providing reliable medical services for all residents of Fukui Prefecture, we will continue to make concerted efforts. Your continued understanding and support would be very much appreciated.
We promote secure, reliable medicine.
Director of University of Fukui Hospital