1. General Information
The Tri-Service General Hospital was founded in 1967 on the basis of the 801 Army General Hospital, primarily for the maintenance and promotion of the health of officers and servicemen, and their dependents. To meet the demands of the society, civil clinics have been set up to extend services to the general public and individuals under the National Health Insurance with a view to attaining the goal of health for all.
On August 29, 2000, the Hospital moved from the Dingchou campus to the Neihu Medical Center. The new hospital site covers an area of 41 hectares. And has The Medical Center, containing a total of 1,864 beds including special-purposed beds, has several main buildings, the Medical Service Department, the East Ward Building, the West Ward Building, the General Service Department, the Psychiatry Department, dormitories for medical and nursing staffs, the Mechanics and Electric Department, the two Logistics Squad buildings, and the Huai-Deh Hall.
2. Staffs of the Department of Nursing
Of total staffs of some 3,000 in the Hospital, the Nursing Department, the largest department of the Hospital, accounts for about 30%. The Department provides services in as many as 38 areas such as Emergency, Out-patient Clinics, Operation Room, Supply Center, ICUs, Medical and Surgical Wards, Obstetric and Gynecology Ward, Delivery Room, Pediatrics Ward, Respiratory Care Center, Infectious Disease Ward, Hospice Ward, Psychiatry Wards, and the Out-patient Clinics and Emergency Department on the Dingchou campus. The Department also participates in activities organized by various medical teams such as health education for diabetic patients, nosocomial infection control, community medicine, deep-sea medicine, intravenous hyper-nutrition therapy, respiratory therapy, and tumor chemotherapy.
Staffs of the Nursing Department are either military or civilian. Those of military background are mainly graduated from National Defense Medical Center, and some are nursing officers in military service and graduated from other nursing colleges recruited after the training of the Nursing Officer's Training Corps of the Army Hygiene School. The civilians are either recommended by nursing schools or recruited by the Hospital. The educational backgrounds of the nurses of the Hospital vary; they are graduated from nursing vocational schools, junior colleges of five years, two years and three years programs, universities, post graduate training, master's degree and doctoral degree programs. Professionally, 80% of them are registered professional nurses; and 20% registered nurses. 35% of them have served for two years; and 21% for more than ten years.