Outline of Atomic-bomb Survivors Hospital Division

History

Established.
September,1956

“The Japanese Red Cross Society Hiroshima Atomic-bomb Hospital” was established on the same site as the Hiroshima Red Cross Hospital.
It had 3 clinical departments,Internal Medicine,Surger and Radiology. Number of beds:120
sources of income:donation from profits by the sale of new year’s greeting postcards.

Nuclear Radiation Effects Counter Measure Research Institute was established.
November,1960

sources of income:donation from profits of the sale of new year’s greeting postcards.

Addition of a clinical department
April,1961

Department of Orthopedics was added.
4 departments in total

Malignant Neoplasms Diagnosis and Treatment Clinic was established.
June,1965

sources of income:donation from profits by the sale of new year’s greeting postcards.

Anatomy room and Specimen room were established.
March,1968

sources of income:Government subsidy and hospitals own money.

Annex was built.(at present the 4th floor of No.6 building)
June,1968

50 beds were added.(170 beds in total)
Resource:donation from the profits by the sale of new year’s greeting cards,subsidies from Prefecture and City,hospitals own money.

Betartron irradiation room was built.(abolished at present)
June,1969

sources of income:Government subsidy and hospitals own money.

Laboratory building was completed.(abolished at present)
September,1969

2 storey building was built.
sources of income:own money of hospital

New building was built.
May,1977

120 beds from the old building were transferred to this building(present No.3 building)
sources of income:subsidies from Government,Prefecture and City,grant from Japanese Red Cross Society

Annex building was rebuilt.
March,1988

The building(present No.6 building 4th floor) for shared use with Hiroshima-Red Cross Hospital was completed.

Merged with Hiroshima Red Cross Hospital
April 1,1988

The name of the combined hospital was changed to Hiroshima Red Cross Hospital & Atomic-bomb Survivors Hospital. Number of beds ; 714.(The former Atomic-bomb Hospital became the Atomic-bomb Survivors Division’)

Social Activities and Contributions

Cooperation and support of programs for atomic-bomb survivors of other organizations

  1. To dispatch doctors for health-checks of atomic-bomb survivors living in North&South America and accepting some of them for treatment at our hospital
  2. Acceptance of atomic-bomb survivors living in the Republic of Korea for treatment at our hospital
  3. To dispatch staff for health-checks of atomic-bomb survivors living in the Okinawa prefecture(Japan).


Hiroshima Atomic-bomb Hospital

International Cooperation

  1. Participation in the Hiroshima International Council for Health Care of the Radiation-exposed
    contents of the program
    • To dispatch medical doctors and other specialists
    • To accept trainees of medical and other specialist fields
    • Preparation of a reference book about the effects of radiation exposure on health
    • Educational projects to promote international cooperation in the care of the radiation exposed
    • Research projects
  2. Relief Project for victims of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Accident

Annual Report(April 1,2004-March 31,2005)

Main diasease of inpatients (Acording to the ICD-10)
  1. Senile cataract
  2. Malignant neoplasms of liver and intrahepatic bile ducts
  3. Malignant neoplasms of trachea, bronchus and lung
  4. Other and unspecified site of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Diseases of dead inpatients (According to the ICD-10)
  1. Malignant neoplasms of trachea, bronchus and lung
  2. Malignant neoplasms of liver and intrahepatic bile ducts
  3. Malignant neoplasms of stomach
Medical examination and treatment of the Atomic-bomb Survivors living in the South America.

In 2004,a doctor was dispatched to Brazil

Number of the hospitalized

Year

1990~2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

Number of the hospitalized

37

1

3

7

0

Medical Examination and treatment for the Atomic-bomb Survivors living in the North America.
Number of the hospitalized
Year

1988~2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

Number of the hospitalized

21

2

1

3

4

Hiroshima International Council For Medical Care of the Radiation-exposed(HICARE)
Number of the trainee doctors accepted through HICARE
Year

1991~2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

Number of the doctors

56

8

4

17

11

Relief Project for the victims of Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Accident in 2004. A doctor was dispatched to inspect the medical conditions in Belarus,Ukraine and Russia as joint project between the Japanese Red Cross Society Hiroshima Chapter and our hospital.
Number of patients(data from April1,2006-March 31,2007)
  1. Average number of outpatients per day 1503.0 (of which 322.5 were Atomic-bomb Surviuors)
  2. Average number of inpatients per day 551.2 (of which 121.9 were Atomic-bomb Surviuors)
  3. Average age of inpatients 75.2 years*
  4. Total number of new patients since Japanese Red Cross Society Atomic-bomb Hospital opened in 1956
    115,620(Yearly average:2,408*) (as of March 31,2005)

*( ) shows the number of Atomic-bomb Survivors Division

Number of those who posses an Atomic-bomb Survivor's Health Book(As of March 31,2005)
Classification Total

1

2

3

4

Hiroshima Prefecture 39,427 16,016

16,790

5,685 936
Hiroshima City 81,649 50,337 20,523 8,151 2,638
Nagasaki Prefecture 20,833 11,164 4,270 4,878 521
Nagasaki City 49,201 36,503 8,143 3,435 1,120

Whole country *

266,598

163,916

68,527

26,705

7,450

<quoted from [Outline of measures for A-bomb survivors issued by Hiroshima Prefecture]>
*The number of the whole country includes number of Hiroshima Pref., city and Nagasaki Pref. and City.

  • Class1:Those who at the time of one of the bombings had been within approximately four kilometers of the hypocenter
  • Class2:Those who entered an area within two kilometers of the hypocenter in the weeks after the bombings 
  • Class3:Those who worked for rescue teams or were involved in the disposal of corpses
  • Class4:Those who were fetuses at the time and who fall into one of the above categories