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Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital

Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital (Chinese: 東區尤德夫人那打素醫院; Cantonese Yale: Dūngkēui Yàuhdāk Fūyàhn Nàhdásou Yīyún), known as Eastern Hospital or Youde Hospital is a acute district general hospital in Chai Wan, Hong Kong.

Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital
Hospital Authority and Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Charity Foundation
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Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital is located in Hong Kong
Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital
Location3 Lok Man Road, Chai Wan, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
Coordinates22°16′10″N 114°14′11″E / 22.26932°N 114.23631°E / 22.26932; 114.23631Coordinates: 22°16′10″N 114°14′11″E / 22.26932°N 114.23631°E / 22.26932; 114.23631
FundingGovernment hospital
Hospital typeDistrict General, Teaching
Affiliated universityLi Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong and Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong
NetworkHong Kong East Cluster
Emergency departmentYes, 24 hour Accident and Emergency and Emergency Radiation Therapy Center
Founded15 October 1993 (1993-10-15)
ListsHospitals in Hong Kong
Accident and Emergency entrance of the Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital

The hospital opened in 1993 with 1829 beds and staff of over 3000. It replaced the original Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital in Mid-Levels in Hong Kong Island and moved to Chai Wan. Assigned to the Hong Kong eastern hospital cluster and replaced the other Nethersole hospital, which relocated to the New Territories.

It is affiliated with the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, the University of Hong Kong, providing clinical attachment opportunities for its medical students.



Before the establishment of the Hospital, there were only three government clinics but no hospitals in the Eastern District, a district with a population of 440,000 in the 1980s. In August 1982, several churches in the district formed an organisation to lobby the government to establish a hospital there.[1]

After the sudden death of Governor Edward Youde in 1986, the Eastern District Board in February 1987 formally endorsed a proposal to name the new hospital after Lady Youde.[2] The Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital commenced services on 15 October 1993.[3] It was officially opened by Governor Chris Patten in 1994. When Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital opened, the accident and emergency unit of the Chai Wan Health Centre moved to the new complex.

Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital was one of two new hospitals (the other being Tuen Mun Hospital) equipped with dedicated Emergency Radiation Treatment Centres (ERTCs), provided in response to concerns surrounding the 1993-1994 commissioning of the Daya Bay Nuclear Power Plant in nearby Shenzhen.[4] Under the Hong Kong government's Daya Bay Contingency Plan, the two centres will treat and decontaminate persons affected by a nuclear accident.[5]

The Hospital Authority plans to expand the hospital onto the site of the Chai Wan Laundry, which will be relocated to a proposed Supporting Services Centre in Tin Shui Wai New Town.[6]


As of March 2013, the hospital has 1,633 beds and around 4,993 full-time equivalent members of staff. For the year ended 31 March 2014, it has treated 152,332 patients in the Accidental and Emergency Department, 138,724 inpatients and day-patients, 560,842 specialist outpatients, and 393,573 general outpatients.[7]

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  1. ^ A Carnival of Gods: Studies of Religions in Hong Kong.(2002). Hong Kong:Oxford University Press ISBN 0-19-592964-0 This book is written in Chinese.
  2. ^ City and New Territories Administration (5 August 1987). "Legislative Council Brief : Memorials to the late Governor, Sir Edward Youde". Legislative Council.
  3. ^ "About Us". About Us Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital. Retrieved 27 January 2016.
  4. ^ Wiseman, Alison (2 February 1994). "Daya Bay blast centres set up". South China Morning Post. p. 8.
  5. ^ "Daya Bay Contingency Plan". Security Bureau. Retrieved 27 January 2016.
  6. ^ "An Update on Public Hospital Developments". Legislative Council Panel on Health Services. 18 January 2016.
  7. ^ Hospital Authority Annual Report 2013–2014 (PDF). Hong Kong: Hospital Authority.

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