Central Hospital of Wuhan

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Central Hospital of Wuhan
Central Hospital of Wuhan
Location Jiang'an District, Wuhan, Hubei, China
Coordinates 30°35′22″N114°17′42″E / 30.589309°N 114.294940°E / 30.589309; 114.294940 Coordinates: 30°35′22″N114°17′42″E / 30.589309°N 114.294940°E / 30.589309; 114.294940
Former name(s)Catholic Hospital
Construction started1880
Website www.zxhospital.com
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Central Hospital of Wuhan
Simplified Chinese 武汉市中心医院
Traditional Chinese 武漢市中心醫院
Alternative Chinese name
Simplified Chinese 武汉市第二医院
Traditional Chinese 武漢市第二醫院

The Central Hospital of Wuhan (Chinese :武汉市中心医院) is a tertiary hospital located in Jiang'an District in Wuhan, Hubei, China. [1] It was established in 1880 as a clinic under the Hankow's Catholic church. In 1893, it was later expanded and renamed as Catholic Hospital. [2]


On 15 December 2019, what would be the first documented COVID-19 patients were admitted here. [3]

Notable staff

The hospital was where staff director of the emergency department, Ai Fen, and ophthalmologist Li Wenliang became aware of a viral outbreak that was later linked to the COVID-19 pandemic in China and beyond. Li later contracted the virus from a patient and died at the hospital on February 7, 2020. [4] [5]

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