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History of Osaka University Hospital

1869 A temporary hospital was constructed under the jurisdiction of the Education Ministry within the premises of Daifukuji Temple, Uehonmachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka.
1879 A new hospital was constructed at Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka, and renamed Osaka General Hospital.
1880 Osaka General Hospital was renamed Osaka Prefectural Hospital, and Osaka Prefectural Medical School was established.
1915 Osaka Prefectural Medical School was renamed Osaka Prefectural Medical College.
1919 Osaka Prefectural Medical College was abolished according to the University Ordinance and re-established as Osaka Medical College. The hospital was renamed Osaka Medical College Hospital.
1931 Osaka Imperial University was founded. Osaka Medical College was transferred to Osaka Imperial University and renamed Osaka Imperial University Medical School. At the same time, the hospital became Osaka Imperial University Clinic.
Appearance around 1936 Appearance around 1936 >> (enlarge photo)
1947 Osaka Imperial University was renamed Osaka University, and accordingly the clinic was renamed Osaka University Clinic.
1949 Osaka University Clinic was renamed Osaka University Hospital.
1953 Osaka University Dental Clinic was founded, and accordingly dentistry was separated from the clinical section of Osaka University Hospital.
1964 First-stage hospital reconstruction work (hospital wards) was completed.
1966 Second-stage hospital reconstruction work (hospital wards) was completed.
Appearance around 1967 Appearance around 1967 >> (enlarge photo)
1970 Third-stage hospital reconstruction work (clinics) was completed.
1973 Fourth-stage hospital reconstruction work (clinics, garage/security building) was completed.
1993 New building was constructed at Yamadaoka, Suita City. The hospital was integrated into the Research Institute for Microbial Diseases, Osaka University Hospital.


About the Hospital
Outpatient consultation days
Monday to Friday
Non-consultation days
Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays
New Year’s Holidays:
Dec. 29 to Jan. 3
Consultation times
First visit: 8:30 am to 11:00 am

First-time visitors to Osaka University Hospital must have a referral from a physician.

Revisit: 8:30 am to 11:30 am
Revisit with appointment: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm

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