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
Location 102 Pok Fu Lam Road, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
Coordinates 22°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
Funding Public hospital
Hospital type General, Teaching
Affiliated university Faculty of Dentistry & Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong
Network Hong Kong West Cluster
Services
Emergency department Yes Accident & Emergency
Beds 1,698
History
Founded 1937 (1937)
Links
Website www.ha.org.hk/qmh/
Lists Hospitals in Hong Kong
Designated 22 January 2010[1]
Reference no. 591
Queen Mary Hospital
Traditional Chinese 瑪麗醫院
Simplified Chinese 玛丽医院

Queen Mary Hospital (Chinese: 瑪麗醫院), located in Pok Fu Lam on Hong Kong Island of Hong Kong, is the flagship teaching hospital of the Faculty of Dentistry and Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong. It has around 1,400 beds. 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 has 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.[2][3] 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.

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.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of the 1,444 Historic Buildings in Building Assessment" (PDF). Antiquities Advisory Board. Hong Kong. 27 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ "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. 

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