Construction begins on new Mazda Hospital wing


Mazda Motor Corp on Friday announced that construction had commenced on a new wing for the Mazda Hospital. The new hospital wing is a part of the hospital's renovation plans, designed to enhance the array of medical services it provides to the local community. The Mazda Hospital is located near Mazda's headquarters in Hiroshima.

The new wing will be constructed on a plot of land north of the Mazda Hospital's main building. Once completed, the new wing will have eight floors aboveground and a basement floor. Emergency treatment space and the radiology department are planned for the first floor, with operating rooms and the pharmacy on the second floor. The third floor through to the seventh floor will be in-patient wards with a total of 270 beds. A clinic for medical checkups will be located on the eighth floor.

The new wing will also feature 46 private rooms and new computer tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) equipment. Amenities such as more space per bed are planned for in-patients to improve their comfort and offer a warm hospital environment.

Patient treatment at the new wing is scheduled to begin in February 2012. Following that, renovation of the main hospital building will commence, and is scheduled for completion in spring 2013.

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Wow, I live in Hiroshima, and I could care less about this. This is national news? Give me a break.

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I think it matters very much to people living in the area.

Oh, and by the way, the expression is "couldn't care less," not "could care less."

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