From South Africa to Turkey and far away China, grand hospitals exist all over the world. These enormous medical institutions have the capacity to tend to hundreds of thousands of patients daily, offering different medical services.
The majority of these large hospitals are located in Asia, most especially China, with only one African hospital in the top nine.
Below are the top 9 largest single location hospitals in the world by bed capacity.
1. First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University
Location – China
Capacity – 7,000 beds
The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University is a hospital in Zhengzhou, China. The hospital was established as the First Affiliated Hospital of National Henan University in September 1928 in Kaifeng, the then capital of Henan province. It was relocated to Zhengzhou in 1958 and was renamed as the First Affiliated Hospital of Henan Medical College. With more than 7,000 beds provided and an annual revenue of 7.5 billion Yuan in 2014, the hospital is often referred to as “the largest hospital in the world.”
2. West China Medical Center of Sichuan University
Location – China
Capacity – 4,300 beds
The West China Medical Center of Sichuan University, formerly West China University of Medical Sciences (WCUMS), is located in Chengdu, Sichuan, China, and is administered by the Ministry of Education. The Center was founded in 1914 and it merged with Sichuan University in 2000. West China Hospital is consistently ranked in the top 3 in China for medicine and is one of the 8 key medical universities under the direct control of the Ministry of Education of China. The hospital has a capacity of 4,300 beds with over 6,000 staff. In 2011, more than 3.5 million patients visited the outpatient department, and more than 93,900 operations were performed.
3. Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
Location – Taiwan
Capacity – 4,000 beds
The Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital (CMUH) is a hospital located in Guishan District, Taoyuan City, Taiwan. Founded in 1978, It is part of the Chang Gung Medical Foundation hospital network. The Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital offers nearly 4,000 beds, receives an average of 8.2 million annual outpatient visits with 2.4 million inpatient treatment and has an average of 167,460 annual surgical patients.
4. Ankara Bilkent City Hospital
Location – Turkey
Capacity – 3,704
Ankara Bilkent City Hospital is a full-service city hospital located in Ankara, Turkey. The hospital was opened in 2019, and is the biggest in the country with a total of 3,704 hospital beds. It has 131 operating rooms, 904 polyclinics and 3,704 hospital beds in 82 rooms for VIP, 1,554 single bed rooms, 725 double bed rooms and 700 intensive care units. When in full capacity, it will receive 30,000 patients and treat 8,000 emergency patients per day.
5. Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital
Location – South Africa
Capacity – 3,400 beds
Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital is a hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa. It has 6,760 staff members, 3,400 beds and occupies 170 acres. The hospital is located in the Soweto area south of Johannesburg. It is one of the 40 Gauteng provincial hospitals, and is financed and managed by the Gauteng Provincial Department of Health. It registers 150,000 inpatients and 500,000 outpatients a year. The A&E represents the busiest department of the hospital, with over 350 daily patients
6. Clinical Centre of Serbia
Location – Serbia
Capacity – 3,150 beds
The Clinical Centre Of Serbia is a medical centre located in Belgrade, Serbia. It serves as the main medical centre for both Belgrade and the rest of Serbia. The hospital spreads over 34 hectares on the territory of Savski Venac, and it consists of about 50 buildings. The Clinical Centre of Serbia has 3,150 beds with 7,386 employees as of June 2019. Annually, around one million patients are treated, 90,000 hospitalized, over 50,000 surgeries performed, and more than 7,000 childbirths performed.
7. Ahmedabad Civil Hospital
Location – India
Capacity – 2,800 beds
Ahmedabad Civil Hospital is a public hospital located in Ahmedabad, India, with facilities for specialised diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitative patient care. The hospital campus spans 110 acres, housing 2,800 beds. Annually, the hospital admits over 70,000 patients, conducts around 26,000 surgeries and 6,500 deliveries.
8. Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital
Location – India
Capacity – 2772 beds
Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital is a major state-owned hospital situated in Chennai, India. The hospital was founded in 1664 by the British East India Company as the first medical institution in India. It is funded and managed by the state government of Tamil Nadu. As of 2018, the hospital receives an average of 12,000 outpatients every day.
9. Başakşehir Çam and Sakura City Hospital
Location – Turkey
Capacity – 2,682 beds
Başakşehir Çam and Sakura City Hospital is a large hospital complex in Başakşehir district of Istanbul, Turkey. There are a total of 725 clinics and 2,682 beds, which can be converted for intensive care medicine when needed. It features 28 delivery wards, 90 operating theaters, a 16-bed burn center and a total of 426 intensive care unit (ICU) beds for newborn babies and adults. The hospital consists of 4,300 medical personnel, 4,050 service personnel and 810 management personnel work in the hospital complex. Up to 32,700 patients can be attended to daily at Başakşehir City Hospital.