Medical relief activities after the Torrential Rain Disaster in Western Japan
The Torrential Rain Disaster in Western Japan in July 2018 caused serious damage to various areas in western Japan. From Friday, July 6, when the disaster occurred, staff members at Hiroshima University Hospital were dispatched to disaster-affected areas as members of the following teams: DMAT (Disaster Medical Assistance Team), JMAT (Japan Medical Association Team, Infection Control Team), DPAT (Disaster Psychiatric Assistance Team), JRAT (Japan Disaster Rehabilitation Assistance Team), and emergency medical nurse and oral health care teams. Approximately 260 staff members mainly consisting of physicians and nurses engaged in medical relief activities.
Designated as an allergic disease medical center hospital
In February 2019, Hiroshima University Hospital was designated by the Hiroshima Prefectural Government as an allergic disease medical center hospital that provides diagnoses and medical treatments, in particular, to patients with severe or intractable symptoms of atopic dermatitis, asthma, and food allergies and fosters physicians, nurses and pharmacists who have standard knowledge of allergy treatment. As a base hospital, we are expected to play a central role in providing medical care for prevention and treatment of allergic diseases in Hiroshima Prefecture, including organizing workshops at clinics and hospitals, conducting community awareness-raising activities, helping improve the knowledge and skills of physicians and nurses engaged in allergy treatment as well as teaching and administrative staff at schools and child welfare facilities.
YHRP Museum opened
On October 17, 2018, the YHRP Museum was opened on the Kasumi Campus of Hiroshima University. The steel-frame two-story museum features a white circular appearance with a diameter of 13 m. Visitors can view the works while walking along a spiral corridor, with the corridor on the second floor slightly sloped for the patient rehabilitation.
In the museum, the porcelain panel painting “No More Hiroshima,” created by Polish artist Leszek Nowosielski, and about 50 other works are exhibited from its regularly rotated collection, including European paintings.
The name “YHRP” comes from the words “Yasuragi (serenity),” “Heiwa (peace),” “Rehabilitation,” and “Poland.”