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Xi’an Taikang Hospital Management Company and Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust sign Memorandum of Understanding


On 16th March, under the witness of China Design Centre and M Health, Xi’an Taikang Hospital Management Company signed Memorandum of Understanding with Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, to establish a strategic partnership on children’s healthcare at Shaanxi Fengdong New Town Hospital.

Shaanxi Fengdong New Town Hospital will be  located at Xixian New District in Xi’an, the famous ancient capital of China. With the investment of 3.1 bn yuan from XTHMC, the new hospital will be built as one of the largest private hospitals in China with a large general clinic, A&E and four specialist centres; women and children’s services, cardiovascular and oncology.


Since July 2016, China Design Centre has been working on this project, as a collaborative opportunity emerged from 2016 China-UK Green Hospital Design and Service Management Summit and the following study trip.

Prof. Zhaoming Ma, the Medical Director of XTHMC and the National Expert of China’s Healthcare Ministry, commented: ‘We are very impressed about Alder Hey in terms of patient-centred philosophy, intelligent management system, state-of-art clinic technology and therapeutic environment in architecture. Alder Hey is one of the best children’s hospitals in the UK, and by collaborating with Alder Hey, we hope to build one of China’s best paediatric healthcare centre at Fengdong New Town Hospital.”

Louise Dunn, Director of Marketing & Communications at Alder Hey Children’s  NHS Foundation Trust, said: ‘Alder Hey has a proud 100-year history as a provider of paediatric care in the UK and we are pleased to collaborate with others who care for children in other countries.  We believe that our very recent  experience in  designing and building  a new  awarding-winning hospital will be most useful to the team at Xi’an in addition to our expertise on the provision of specialist services for children.’

The two hospitals are intending to collaborate on a range of services including hospital design and commissioning, clinic services, staff training, medical technologies and IT. China Design Centre and M Health will continue supporting the partnership and coordinate the follow-on collaborative projects.