Castle Peak Hospital

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Castle Peak Hospital
Hospital Authority
Castle Peak Hospital logo.svg
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Main entrance of Castle Peak Hospital
Castle Peak Hospital is located in Hong Kong
Castle Peak Hospital
Location 15 Tsing Chung Koon Road, Tuen Mun, New Territories, Hong Kong
Coordinates 22°24′29″N 113°58′27″E / 22.40808°N 113.97423°E / 22.40808; 113.97423Coordinates: 22°24′29″N 113°58′27″E / 22.40808°N 113.97423°E / 22.40808; 113.97423
Funding Public hospital
Hospital type Specialist
Network New Territories West Cluster
Emergency department No Accident & Emergency
Helipad No
Beds 1,156
Speciality Psychiatric , psychogeriatric services, substance abuse treatments
Founded 27 March 1961 (27 March 1961)
Lists Hospitals in Hong Kong

Castle Peak Hospital (Chinese: 青山醫院; Cantonese Yale: Chīngsāan Yīyún) is the oldest mental hospital in Hong Kong.[1] Located at the east of Castle Peak in Tuen Mun, the hospital was established in 1961. Currently, the Hospital has 1,156 beds, provides variety of psychiatric services such as general adult psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, psychogeriatric services, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, rehabilitation, consultation-liaison psychiatry, substance abuse treatments, etc. All wards in the hospital are equipped to accommodate both voluntary and involuntary admitted patients.


Castle Peak Hospital (CPH) is a psychiatric hospital with about 1,100 beds. It provides general psychiatric admissions for residents of NTW cluster. Forensic inpatient service is provided to the whole of Hong Kong. It also manages network of psychiatric clinics and a day hospital, providing outpatient and day patient services. Its address is 15 Tsing Chung Koon Road, Tuen Mun, NT.

Opened in 1961, Castle Peak Hospital is the psychiatric hospital with the longest history in Hong Kong. Most of the wards of the Hospital is "gazetted", meaning that the wards of the Hospital admit voluntary and involuntary patients under the Mental Health Ordinance.


The main services provided by Castle Peak Hospital are general psychiatric services, providing care for patients of different age groups and different types of mental illnesses. In addition to General Psychiatry, Castle Peak Hospital provides sub-specialty services in Forensic Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Intellectual Disability, Psychogeriatrics, Rehabilitation, Community Psychiatry and Consultation-liaison Psychiatry.

All types of modern psychiatric treatment work are available in hospital, including the use of drugs and other physical methods of treatment, and psychological and social treatment. Multi-disciplinary teamwork is emphasised in the provision of treatment and care for patients. The recent trend is to put emphasis not only on hospital treatment, but also on community psychiatric care. The Hospital is seeking to provide an integrated service, taking hospital care and community care as complementary to one another. Altogether there are 15 male wards and 9 female wards and 2 mixed sex wards. Most patients in the hospital are undergoing intensive rehabilitation in preparation for discharge and some of them are permitted to go out of the hospital in the day time to work during the final stage of their rehabilitation.

CPH is a recognised training centre for trainees in medical, nursing, occupational therapy and other relevant professional fields. Its training program for psychiatric trainees is recognised by the respective Colleges of Psychiatrists in Hong Kong, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.


The Hospital had completed her redevelopment project in 2006. As the design and construction of the old hospital dated back to the 1950s, after nearly 40 years of heavy utilisation, redevelopment of the whole hospital to upgrade its facilities was necessary in order to keep the hospital functional, and the project commenced in 1992. The redevelopment of the Hospital consists of two phases. The Phase I project was funded by a donation of $500M from the Hong Kong Jockey Club. The Phase II redevelopment, at an estimated cost of $1,470.8M, was funded by the government. The modernised and improved facilities and environment facilitate treatment and rehabilitation of patients, and their re-integration into the community.


Due to the historic nature of the hospital, "青山" (Cantonese Yale: Chīngsāan; castle peak) typically infer mental illness in Cantonese.

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  1. ^ "Hospital Brief". Castle Peak Hospital. Retrieved 2009-10-03. 

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