The history of the Hospital can be retraced to 1892 when the cheuch missions from Canada, the Great Britain and the United States set up Renji Hospital and Cunren Hospital respectively.
The hospital covers an area of 21 hectars, owns 300,000 square meters of building for clinical use while its fixed assets arrives at 1.4 billion RMB. The hospital has 3400 beds, which ranks the first in China and the percentage of clinical usage reaches 120%.
There are 3400 beds, 34 clinical departments, 13 medical technology departments in
West China Hospital of Sichuan University. The present staff number 2439, among whom, there are over 400 professors and associate professors. With the purpose of doing good care and excellent service for the patients, the hospital sets up the Senior Experts Consulting Center, 200 special clinics and walk-in clinic without rest at weekend and noon. In order to meet the several needs of public, the hospital also sets up Community Health Center, Medical Center for Tibet public and Golden Card Hospital.