Princess Margaret Hospital (Hong Kong)

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Princess Margaret Hospital
Hospital Authority
Princess Margaret Hospital logo.svg
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Princess Margaret Hospital (Hong Kong) is located in Hong Kong
Princess Margaret Hospital (Hong Kong)
Geography
Location 2-10 Princess Margaret Hospital Road, Lai Chi Kok, Hong Kong
Coordinates 22°20′25″N 114°08′05″E / 22.34016°N 114.13467°E / 22.34016; 114.13467Coordinates: 22°20′25″N 114°08′05″E / 22.34016°N 114.13467°E / 22.34016; 114.13467
Organisation
Funding Government hospital
Hospital type District General, Teaching
Affiliated university Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine of University of Hong Kong and CUHK Faculty of Medicine
Network Kowloon West Cluster
Services
Emergency department Yes Accident & Emergency
Helipad No
Beds 1,542
History
Founded 20 October 1975 (1975-10-20)
Links
Lists Hospitals in Hong Kong

Princess Margaret Hospital (Chinese: 瑪嘉烈醫院) or PMH is a major acute general hospital in south Kwai Chung, near Lai Chi Kok, Hong Kong, managed by the Hospital Authority. It provides services for patients from Lai Chi Kok, Kwai Chung, Tsing Yi, Tsuen Wan and Tung Chung Districts.

Although it is not the main teaching hospital of the two medical faculties in Hong Kong, it provides tertiary specialist services in urology and nephrology and has been widely regarded by Hong Kong people as the best specialist hospital in kidney related services and research.

Background[edit]

Princess Margaret Hospital was opened on 20 October 1975,[1] named after the late Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, sister of Queen Elizabeth II. It is the flagship hospital in the Kowloon West Cluster of the Hospital Authority.

Services[edit]

The hospital, with 1,542 beds and over 4,000 staff, provides 24-hour accident and emergency service and a wide range of specialist, ambulatory and convalescent services. It is a tertiary referral centre for infectious diseases, nephrology, and urology in the whole territory. It is also the cluster referral centre for oncology, Level I trauma Center, renal transplant and dialysis, lithotripsy, pulmonary medicine and tuberculosis, high risk obstetrics care, and paediatric and neonatal intensive care.[2]

A 20-bed Intensive Care Unit is also situated in the CD block of the hospital. Its specialist outpatient clinic is situated at Block K, Princess Margaret Hospital.

With the opening of the Hong Kong International Airport in July 1998, the Hospital provides acute care for international travellers. Moreover, it is one of the major receiving hospitals for victims in airport disasters and provides multi-disciplinary emergency care for victims at the Major Trauma Centre.

As a specialised training institute recognised by the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, Princess Margaret Hospital provides bedside teaching and clinical attachment for medical students and offers intern placement for graduates.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Big new hospital has many special facilities". South China Morning Post. Hong Kong. 14 October 1975. p. 9. 
  2. ^ "Princess Margaret Hospital". Hospital Authority. Retrieved 2014-07-19. 

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