Number of area hospital beds to grow rapidly
Local health officials recently announced that the city intends to add new medical facilities to the metropolitan area. Where there are currently approximately 3.8 hospital beds per thousand residents, the number of beds is slated to top 6.23 by 2020.
Local health facilities are currently weighted toward the island of Xiamen, which has 37 hospitals and more than 9,600 beds. Mainland portions of Xiamen are home to 19 hospitals and just under 5,000 beds. Future plans call for an additional 13 hospitals and 11,000 beds.