Welcome to the Fukuoka University Hospital Website.


  Director of a Fukuoka University Hospital,
  Akinori Iwasaki, M.D.

 We, Fukuoka University Hospital, would like to further develop by constantly thinking "how we can contribute to society through healthcare". This website contains a variety of information for you to reference when using our hospital.

Our medical department was established on April 1, 1972, and the hospital was opened on August 4, 1973. Nearly half a century has passed since we started contributing to society as a core hospital for regional medical care. On January 4, 2011, a new medical treatment building was opened and some outpatient and ward departments were relocated. A complete renovation of the main building was completed in April 2013, and preparations for the construction of the new main building, scheduled for completion in 2023, are currently underway. The hospital has 915 beds, and approximately 2000 staff members, mainly from 23 clinical departments, 15 clinical divisions, and 17 clinical support divisions, working together.

Our institution has teams of specialists, such as the Heart Center, Stroke Center, Cancer Center, Respiratory Center, Perinatal Medical Center, Pediatric Medical Center, Gastroenterology Center and Women's Medical Center. Experts in each field use cutting-edge technology and equipment to accurately diagnose various diseases, and they carefully treat patients based on the latest medicine.

Providing medical examinations, diagnosis and advanced medical care
Since our testing department has obtained the ISO15189 certification, highly reliable results are always provided to the patient. Reliable tests lead to medical safety. We have introduced not only the latest diagnostic equipment to enable highly accurate images, but also a cutting-edge radiotherapy system.
Our Perinatal Medical Center is the largest in Western Japan and is one of the major characteristics of this hospital. It consists of three departments: obstetrics, neonatal medicine and neonatal surgery. In surgery, we not only perform minimally invasive endoscopic surgery, but also perform a large number of robotic-assisted surgeries employing the latest model (daVinci Xi) for various diseases every week. In addition, we have also developed organ transplantation procedures, such as for lungs, corneas and kidneys.
Please visit the websites of our clinical departments to see their unique and state-of-the-art medical treatments.

Regional Healthcare Network
Our hospital is dedicated to emergency medicine 24/7. To help other local hospitals, the General Medical Department, the Critical Care and Emergency Center, and each medical department work together. In recent years, we have even introduced the “first medical response car” or FMRC to meet the above aims. The Emergency Medical Team for Large-scale Disasters (DMAT) is also active. We have a heliport as well.
Our Regional Healthcare Network Center has made tireless efforts in order to strengthen cooperation and collaboration with local hospitals. It has held various medical seminars for local residents to enlighten them and deepen our ties as well.

Convenient amenities
We provide a consultation counter to reduce the anxiety and worry of patients. Specialized counselors provide support regarding medical expenses, living problems, and the balance between treatment and work. We also accept consultations concerning referral to local medical institutions, cancer support, and nutrition every day. Please take advantage of these services.
We will continue to work to create a medical environment where patients can comfortably devote themselves to treatment.

Safety awareness
Ensuring safety is a very important issue. It is necessary to establish a system to prevent accidents in medical facilities. Our hospital aims to be the safest hospital in Japan by operating a Medical Safety Department under the direct control of the hospital director.

Fostering of medical personnel
One of the important roles of university hospitals is to train excellent medical personnel. I believe that it is important to train medical personnel with a good balance of attitude, skills, knowledge, and values. For that purpose, consistent education before and after graduation is necessary. We support staff to obtain professional qualifications, so that we can provide excellent medical services to patients.

You can access the hospital by subway, bus or car; using the subway is especially convenient to reach the hospital because of the direct connection between the subway station and the hospital building. In the near future, in addition to the Tenjin Route, the Hakata Station Route subway line will be extended to make it more convenient to visit our hospital from JR Hakata station or Fukuoka Airport.

Currently, Fukuoka University Hospital works closely with Fukuoka University Chikushi Hospital, Fukuoka University Nishijin Hospital and Hakata Ekimae Clinic. As our hospital group has more than 1400 beds in total, we will continue to pursue clinical, educational and research activities.
We will continue to strive to provide high-quality medical care to all of you, so we rely on your continued support.

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