視病猶親 : 聖保祿醫院四十週年院慶特刊


今日保祿的服務 / Landscape of medical service at SPH


After going through different stages of development, SPH has evolved in forty years time from a countryside polyclinic into a regional hospital responsible for delivering clinical services in medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics and other subspecialties. There is a total number of 780 staff attending 580 beds.


The department of internal medicine offers care to patients in the field of cardiology, pulmonology, gastroenterology, endocrinology, neurology, nephrology and infections disease. A respiratory care ward is operated by chest specialists in cooperation with nurses and therapist. Success in the caring of the dementia, case management for diabetes and follow up prevention of hypertension, hyperlipidemia and hyperglycemia has earned acclaim of the community.


Service at the department of surgery encompasses subspecialties from GI surgery, thyroid and breast surgery, orthopedics, traumatology, to urology. Minimal invasive surgery is an art of practice being advocated recently. It helps in improving the quality of care as well as hastening recovery. The one-station form of service practised at the Lithotripsy Center has won intense loyalty from the client. Thus it has become one of the most important clinic for urinary stone therapy in the territory.


Obs/Gyn is the most distinguished department of service since inauguration. We have greeted the birth of as many as one tenth of a million babies. In 2002, the department was accredited by the National Health Insurance Bureau as a benchmark among hospitals in northern Taiwan.


The total care for children extending from neonates to adolescence provided by our pediatricians has received applause from parents of the community.


The day care ward for psychiatry patients is unique and distinctive among general hospitals around the County and has earned appreciation from the community. Patients in convalescence are taken care of. They were treated by a team of staff comprising physicians, nurses, psychologist and occupational therapist. Lessons in music, arts, painting, physical drill and calligraphy are employed in combination with medicine. They also operate a rehabilitation store for vending home made refreshments and gifts.


The A & E department operates around the clock with well-trained physicians taking care of casualties on the front line, thus constituting an indispensable part of the emergency service network.


Specialist from other departments as radiology, anesthesiology, otolaryngology, ophthalmology, dermatology, rehabilitation medicine, pathology and dental surgery are ready to deliver quality service, making use of modern equipments, to patients in need.


The maternal care unit, which is the first government-endorsed and most sought after unit of the kind in the territory, offers a comprehensive service for mothers after labor.


Our service do not stop at the hospital door. The department of community medicine has been involved fervently in a number of health promotion programs around the County. Service and information is being delivered continually into all corners of the community. As sponsored by the NHI Bureau, three Health Maintenance Medical Groups have been organized among general practitioners for the purpose of facilitating transferal of patients, hence categorized patient care. Member physician could also join in our outpatient clinics in order to take care of their private patients.


The best way to further the Kingdom of God on earth is to offer service to the most need. We began to provide service in the Aborigines villages in the far reaching mountains as early as 1992. In 2002, we started to operate in collaboration with CGMH a clinic there. Physicians are sent from SPH every week to tour around the mountainous area for delivering medical care at the door side of the inhabitants.