Queen Mary Hospital (Hong Kong)

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Queen Mary Hospital
Hospital Authority
Queen Mary Hospital (Hong Kong) logo.svg
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Queen Mary Hospital, viewed from Hong Kong Trail, High West
Queen Mary Hospital (Hong Kong) is located in Hong Kong
Queen Mary Hospital (Hong Kong)
Geography
Location102 Pok Fu Lam Road, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
Coordinates22°16′12″N 114°07′52″E / 22.27006°N 114.13115°E / 22.27006; 114.13115Coordinates: 22°16′12″N 114°07′52″E / 22.27006°N 114.13115°E / 22.27006; 114.13115
Organisation
Care systemPublic
FundingGovernment hospital
Hospital typeDistrict General, Teaching
Affiliated universityFaculty of Dentistry & Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong
NetworkHong Kong West Cluster
Services
Emergency departmentYes, accident and emergency and trauma centre[1]
Beds1,706[2]
History
Founded13 April 1937 (13 April 1937)
Links
Websitewww.ha.org.hk/qmh/
ListsHospitals in Hong Kong
Designated22 January 2010[3]
Reference no.591
Queen Mary Hospital
Traditional Chinese瑪麗醫院
Simplified Chinese玛丽医院

The Queen Mary Hospital (Chinese: 瑪麗醫院), located in Pok Fu Lam on Hong Kong Island of Hong Kong, is the Public district general hospital and teaching hospital of the Faculty of Dentistry and Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong. It has 1,706 beds.[2] It provides general medical and surgical services to the residents of Western and Southern districts and is a tertiary referral centre for the whole territory of Hong Kong and beyond.

History[edit]

The hospital had its foundation stone laid on 10 May 1935 by the Governor of Hong Kong, William Peel, and was officially opened on 13 April 1937 by Andrew Caldecott, the then Governor of Hong Kong.[4][5] The hospital was named for Queen Mary, widow of King George V of the United Kingdom. It then replaced the Government Civil Hospital as the main accident and emergency hospital for Hong Kong Island. The hospital was greatly expanded over the years, with two major expansion projects completed in 1955 and 1983, the 2nd being designed by London based hospital architects, Llewelyn Davies.

Service[edit]

As of 2016 Macau healthcare authorities send patients to Queen Mary Hospital in instances where the local Macau hospitals are not equipped to deal with their scenarios.[7]

Buildings[edit]

Queen Mary Hospital's main ward tower, Block K, is the tallest hospital building in Asia at 137 metres (449 ft) (28 storeys), and is the third tallest in the world, behind London's Guy's Hospital and Houston's O'Quinn Medical Tower at St. Luke's Hospital.[citation needed]

The Main Block (Wing A to E) is listed as a Grade III historic building. The Nurses Quarters is listed as a Grade II historic building.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://shatinsj.org/ambaid/ambaid007.php
  2. ^ a b "Hospital Authority Annual Report 2016-2017" (PDF). Hospital Authority. 2017.
  3. ^ a b "List of the 1,444 Historic Buildings in Building Assessment" (PDF). Antiquities Advisory Board. Hong Kong. 27 December 2013.
  4. ^ "Queen Mary Hospital: Foundation Stone Laid by His Excellency The Governor Inadequacy of Present G.C.H.". South China Morning Post. Hong Kong. 11 May 1935. p. 11.
  5. ^ "The New Hospital: Formally Opened for Public Inspection H.E. Sir Andrew Caldecott Performs Ceremony Meets Medical Needs". South China Morning Post. Hong Kong. 14 April 1937. p. 10.
  6. ^ http://shatinsj.org/ambaid/ambaid007.php
  7. ^ Yau, Elaine (12 September 2016). "Why Macau spends millions to send its patients to Hong Kong – some by air". South China Morning Post. Archived from the original on 9 April 2017. Retrieved 9 April 2017. - Print title: "Patients running out"

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